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Nusrat Ghani is a British Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Wealden in East Sussex since 2015. She is serving as Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Ghani was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.
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Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani was born on September 1, 1972 (age 50 years) in Kashmir, Paistan. She is the daughter of parents from Azad Kashmir. Ghani was raised in Birmingham, England in a working-class background and educated at Bordesley Green Girls’ School. She studied at Birmingham City University, graduating with a BA in government and politics, and later gained a master’s degree at Leeds University in international relations.
She was employed by the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and later for the BBC World Service. Ghani first stood as a parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Ladywood at the 2010 general election, finishing third.
Nusrat Ghani was selected in December 2013 at an open primary in which anyone on the electoral register in Wealden could attend and vote, this happened following the announcement of sitting MP Charles Hendry’s retirement at the next election. The primary attracted nearly 400 residents. In the 2015 general election, Ghani became the first female MP to hold the seat, being elected with a majority of 22,967.
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Ghani won 61.2% of the votes in the 2017 general election increasing her majority to 23,628. In July 2015, she was appointed as a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee and served until 2017. In 2016, Ghani worked with Barnardo’s, the UK’s oldest children’s charity, to undertake an independent inquiry into harmful child sexual behavior.
In July 2017, Ghani was promoted to Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Home Office. Ghani was involved in producing reports on home affairs, security, hate crime, policing and immigration. In 2017, she chaired the Government’s Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network. She is a supporter of Brexit and described Sir John Sawers, the ex-MI6 chief, as providing only “gloom and doom” about Brexit.
In January 2018, Ghani was appointed an Assistant Whip and a Minister within the Department for Transport. Ghani was the first Muslim woman minister to speak from the House of Commons despatch box. During the 2020 British cabinet reshuffle, Ghani was dismissed from government and replaced by Kelly Tolhurst in the Department for Transport. She had earlier been discussed as a contender to oversee the High Speed 2 rail line construction.
She voted for the second COVID-19 lockdown, although she was a steering committee member of the lockdown-skeptic COVID Recovery Group, a group of Conservative MPs who opposed the UK government’s December 2020 lockdown. In September 2020, Ghani “launched an inquiry with the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee exploring how it can look at the UK Uyghur supply chain.” The report outlined a series of recommendations to address the use of Uyghur forced labor in UK business supply chains.
Nusrat Ghani was instrumental in the cross-party campaign for the introduction of the Genocide Amendment to the Trade Bill. On 26 March 2021, as a consequence of Ghani’s condemnation of the People’s Republic of China’s treatment of the Uyghurs, it was announced that Ghani was one of five MPs to be sanctioned by China. The sanctions were condemned by the Prime Minister and led the Foreign Secretary to summon the Chinese ambassador.
Ghani tabled a Motion on April 22, 2021, before the House of Commons declaring that Parliament recognizes that China is perpetrating genocide and crimes against humanity against the Uyghurs. This motion was passed unanimously. As of January 2022, she is a vice-chair of the 1922 Committee.
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In January 2022, Nus Ghani said she was dismissed as a transport minister in 2020 because she was a Muslim. She said that a government whip had told her that, in the Downing Street meeting that decided her removal, her Muslimness was raised as an issue. The Conservative Chief whip, Mark Spencer, came forward as the person who spoke to Ghani and said the allegations were untrue. The Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said the allegations were serious and called on Ghani to make a formal complaint in order to allow an investigation to take place.
Nusrat Ghani is married to her husband David Wheeldon, they had their wedding in 2002. Her husband is a private person and they have two children together. On 21 November 2022, Nusrat Ghani became construction minister, the fourth holder of the post in 2022 and the ninth in four years, succeeding Jackie Doyle-Price. As of 2022, Nusrat Ghani and her husband David Wheeldon are still married and living a happy life with their children.
Nusrat Ghani net worth
How much is Nusrat Ghani worth? Nusrat Ghani net worth is estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Nusrat Ghani’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. Nusrat Ghani stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.