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

REGION'S JOB FIGURES WELCOMED

Nusrat Ghani MP welcomed figures released recently demonstrating the strength of Wealden’s economy and job market.

The latest figures show that in the South East there are 4,605,371 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 413,032 more people have a job than in 2010.

SUPPORT FOR WEALDEN FAMILIES

Working families across Wealden can look forward to having more money in their pockets – thanks to a range of new Government measures coming into effect this week.

CROWBOROUGH - IMPROVED DISABLED ACCESS

Nusrat Ghani, Member of Parliament for Wealden, was pleased to learn, as part of the Conservative Government’s funding to improve accessibility across the rail network for disabled people, that Crowborough train station will be upgraded to have step-free access.

CROWBOROUGH SCOUTS WELCOMED BY MP

Nus Ghani, Member of Parliament for Wealden, welcomed Crowborough Scouts to Parliament on the 8th of April. The Member of Parliament met with the Scouts and took questions from them regarding her role as their local MP, her work as a Government Minister, as well on Brexit, and other key local iss

MP CELEBRATES INCREASE IN NATIONAL LIVING WAGE

People in Wealden working on the National Living Wage received a 5% pay rise today, worth an extra £690 over the course of the year, in the biggest pay rise for low paid workers in 20 years.

MP WELCOMES BUSINESSES TO HCC

Nus Ghani, Member of Parliament for Wealden, welcomed universities, apprenticeship providers, local businesses, the emergency services, and armed forces to Hailsham Community College as part of a careers fair attended by local schools.

WADHURST LANDSLIP DISRUPTION

Following a landslide near Wadhurst, which has resulted in the closure of the train-line, Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, urges constituents to continuously review their travel arrangements to ensure that they can reach their destination today, over the weekend, and on Monday.

WEALDEN'S MP ON BREXIT POSITION

In the referendum campaign I voted to leave, as did a majority of Wealden residents. More importantly so did a majority of the country.

WEALDEN STUDENTS TAKING OVER PARLIAMENT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, hosted Year 6 students from Blackboys CofE Primary School and Framfield CofE Primary School in Parliament this week.

MP BACKS ACTION ON UNAUTHORISED ENCAMPMENTS

Wealden MP Nus Ghani is backing action by the Government to tackle unauthorised encampments. Action is needed to address the sense of unease and intimidation residents feel when an unauthorised encampment occurs; the frustration at not being able to access amenities, public land and business prem