Update: Nus Ghani’s responsibilities in the Department for Transport have been confirmed.
The MP for Wealden was appointed a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT) and Assistant Government Whip on 9th January 2018.
In the DfT Nus Ghani is responsible for:
- accessibility across all transport modes
- buses and taxis
- high speed rail (HS2)
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
- maritime security
- skills and apprenticeships
- the Year of Engineering
Year of Engineering – the campaign that will see Government join forces with industry to give thousands of young people direct and inspiring experiences of engineering throughout 2018.
Wealden MP, Nus Ghani has been made an Assistant Government Whip and a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport in the reshuffle.
She is unpaid in her Department of Transport role and paid as an Assistant Government Whip. Nus Ghani’s ministerial responsibilities will be confirmed in due course. As a Government Whip, Nus will be responsible for helping to take major pieces of important legislation through Parliament.
Commenting, the day after her appointment was announced, Ms Ghani said:
I am delighted and honoured to have been asked by the Prime Minister to serve in her Government as a Minister in the Department for Transport and as a Government Whip.
The roles are both exciting and challenging opportunities, and I am looking forward to getting started and making a difference. Earlier today I met with the Department’s Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport and I am looking forward to getting stuck in.
Transport is a subject on which I have campaigned passionately since being elected as the MP for Wealden. Alongside my Ministerial duties, I will continue to be a strong voice for Wealden and deliver for my constituents.
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) January 9, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May said:
This government is about building a country fit for the future – one that truly works for everyone with a stronger economy and a fairer society.
This reshuffle helps us do just that by bringing fresh talent into government, boosting delivery in key policy areas like housing, health and social care, and ensuring the government looks more like the country it serves.
It also allows a new generation of gifted ministers to step up and make life better for people across the whole UK.
Ms Ghani was previously a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Office.