Assistant Government Whip and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Nusrat Ghani MP

Biography

Nusrat Ghani MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Assistant Government Whip on 9 January 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Wealden in 2015.

Education

Nusrat was the first woman in her family to be formally educated. She attended state comprehensive school before studying at Birmingham City University (BA Government and Politics) and Leeds University (MA International Relations).

Political career

Nusrat was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office in 2017. She also served as the Chair of the Prime Minister’s Apprenticeship Diversity Network.

Select Committee membership:

  • Committee on Arms Export Controls (October 2017 to January 2018)
  • Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission (September 2017 to January 2018)
  • Foreign Affairs Committee (September 2017 to January 2018)
  • Armed Forces Bill Committee (October 2015 to November 2015)
  • Home Affairs Committee (July 2015 to May 2017)

Career outside politics

Before beginning her career in politics, Nusrat was employed by the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and later for the BBC World Service.

Assistant Government Whip

Whips are MPs or Lords appointed by each party to help organise their party’s contribution to parliamentary business. They are responsible for making sure the maximum number of their party members vote, and vote the way their party wants.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

The minister is responsible for:

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

Announcements

  1. Clean maritime revolution starts voyage
  2. Britain’s high-speed future provides opportunity for all
  3. Life-saving officer honoured for heroic actions
  4. Sussex economy boosted by multimillion pound road improvements
  5. Next steps towards a fully inclusive transport network
  6. Transport industry leading the way in apprenticeships
  7. Minister urges UK fishermen to sign up for safety improvements
  8. Charities encouraged to bid for life-saving cash
  9. Real time information to transform bus travel in England
  10. Government puts disabled passengers first by backing innovative projects to improve train journeys