Nusrat Ghani

Conservative MP for Wealden

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, and again in December 2019.

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

PETER HOLLOWAY - RIP

Last weekend we heard the sad news that our former district councillor, and stalwart Forest Row Conservative, Peter Holloway, passed away last Friday after a long battle with cancer.  His friends at Forest Row Branch and the wider Wealden Conservative Association have compiled this tribute.

WEALDEN RAIL STATION RE-VAMPS - ERIDGE FIRST

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, is delighted that her successful campaigning to secure accessibility improvements at both Crowborough and Eridge train stations has started to have an impact. 
 

MP WELCOMES GRANTS FOR WEALDEN SPORT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, is delighted that after raising the issue of lack of investment in local football clubs with the Premier League, seven grants worth £14,500 in total have been awarded to clubs in Wealden through the Pitch Preparation Club.

WEALDEN BENEFITS FROM UNPRECEDENTED MEASURES

Wealden has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. 12,100 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month. 

MP SADDENED BY SCHOOL CLOSURE

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, was saddened to hear that Ashdown House Preparatory School has announced its closure at the end of this academic year. 

OUR MP SUPPORTS AVIATION EMPLOYMENT DEBATE

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has supported the application for a debate in the Commons regarding redundancies in the aviation sector. In response to the large number of Wealden residents employed by British Airways who have contacted her, Nus Ghani has publicly thrown her weight behind Transport Se

COMMUNITY RADIO SUPPORTED BY WEALDEN'S M.P.

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has made representations to the Government in support of local community radio stations.  Community radio is invaluable to community life and has played an important role during the Coronavirus pandemic by sharing information and offers of help and support to local resi

WEALDEN'S ARTYTIME SECURES LOTTERY GRANT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, was delighted to hear that Artytime, a Crowborough based Community Company run mainly by volunteers, was awarded a grant from the National Lottery Fund.  Artytime has many projects running in the Wealden area, fulfilling their mission of bringing arts and crafts to all

MP CONGRATULATES GROOMBRIDGE HALL ON ITS GRANT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, was delighted to hear that the King Edward VII Institute, which runs Groombridge Village Hall, has received a grant of £10,000 from the Lottery Community Fund.