Wealden MP Nus Ghani has been appointed as the parliamentary private secretary to the Home Office where she will serve as a link between Government ministers and backbench MPs.
The Home Office’s role is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The department covers homeland security and policing, immigration and borders, counter-terrorism, cyber security, modern slavery and all forms of domestic violence.
As a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee in the previous parliament Ms Ghani examined a range of these issues, including counter extremism, counter-radicalisation, EU policing and security, immigration and policing.
Ms Ghani said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as PPS to the Home Office, which is headed by our very own Sussex MP, Rt Hon Amber Rudd as the Secretary of State.
“This opportunity is a new challenge for me, after sitting on the Home Affairs Select Committee for two years and serving as the chair of the Prime Minister’s Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.
“Over the next few years the Home Office will be at the forefront of reforming our counter terrorism strategy with the establishment of a new commission for countering extremism, and delivering on bold steps already taken to address domestic violence.
“As we are leaving the EU, the Home Office will also be tasked with managing immigration from within the EU.
“I look forward to playing a small part in all of this important work.”