Nus Ghani MP, newly elected Member of Parliament for Wealden, spoke in the House of Commons for the first time on Tuesday.
Giving her maiden speech during a debate on the EU Referendum Bill, Nus described what an honour it was to represent Wealden and that she was "thankful for the hard work of my volunteers and all the voters who placed their faith in me”.
Nus paid tribute to her predecessor, Charles Hendry, as well as the quintessential Englishness of Wealden, laying out her plans to campaign for better transport connectivity and faster broadband services.
Addressing the subject of the debate, Nus congratulated the Government on giving the British people the chance to decide on their future relationship with the European Union. She reminisced with pride about Wealden’s history of supporting the Government of the day’s European policy, having stood firm in the face of French and German aggression during the Napoleonic and Second World Wars.
She finished by declaring her intention to follow the advice of Wealden’s most famous resident, Winnie the Pooh, who said that “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
A transcript of the speech can be found on the Parliament website at the following link.
The speech can be watched at the link below, starting from 17:50:50.