Nusrat Ghani MP

Nus Ghani was born in Birmingham in 1972 and educated in state schools before studying at Birmingham City University. After graduating she headed to Leeds for a master's degree before beginning her career in politics. Her employment has included the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer as well as later work for the BBC World Service.

Ms Ghani first stood as a parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Ladywood at the 2010 general election before being selected in December 2013 as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Wealden on the announcement of retirement by the sitting MP, Charles Hendry

In the 2015 general election Nus Ghani became the first female MP to hold the seat being elected with a majority of 22,967. In the 2017 general election Nus won 61.2% of the votes in Wealden, increasing her majority to 23,628. In July 2017, 

I am delighted most recently to have been appointed as a Government Whip and a Minister in the Department for Transport. In this role, I am responsible for: 

  • accessibility across all transport modes
  • buses and taxis
  • high speed rail (HS2)
  • maritime
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • maritime security
  • skills and apprenticeships
  • the Year of Engineering

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News

POLICE ASSURANCE ON WEALDEN CRIME

Wealden MP Nus Ghani met with residents who were the victims of crime about their concerns around response rates to crimes in the most rural areas of Wealden and the efficient gathering of information.

SIXTH FORMERS QUIZ WEALDEN'S MP

A group of sixth form students from Bede’s School near Hailsham visited Westminster, for a tour of the Houses of Parliament followed by a Questions and Answer session with Wealden MP Nus Ghani.

RECORD EMPLOYMENT

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed news that employment is at a record high and that wages are rising at their fastest pace for ten years.

'BREW MONDAY' BACKING

Wealden MP Nus Ghani is supporting the Samaritans’ “Brew Monday” campaign to encourage people across East Sussex and the UK to sit down with their neighbours and friends for a cup of tea this January.

SUPPORT FOR WEALDEN'S REFILL CAMPAIGN

Wealden District Council’s recent announcement of a three-part action plan to tackle the use of single-use plastics has been welcomed by Wealden MP Nus Ghani.

"WELL DONE", WEALDEN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has written to primary schools across Wealden to congratulate them for achieving increases from last year in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage Two.

COLD-CALLING BAN WELCOMED

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed the news that the Government have banned cold-calling in relation to pensions. Pensions are most people’s largest financial asset, making them an attractive target for fraudsters. The majority of pensions’ fraud has a single source: cold-calling.

NHS LONG-TERM PLAN WELCOMED IN WEALDEN

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed the launch of a long term plan for the NHS by the Prime Minister. The publication of the plan follows the announcement last year that the NHS would receive £20.5 billion extra by 2023-24.

NEW RAILCARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WELCOMED

Wealden MP Nus Ghani has welcomed the introduction of a new railcard for 16 and 17 year olds. The new “16 & 17 Railcard” will give young people 50 per cent off train tickets, halving rail fares for 1.2 million young people.