23 Jan 2022

Conservative MP claims Muslim faith made colleagues ‘uncomfortable’

The government is embroiled in a row over the treatment of a former minister after she claimed that she’d been removed in a reshuffle over concerns her Muslim faith was “making colleagues uncomfortable”.

Nusrat Ghani was sacked as a transport minister in 2020.

Overnight, government whip Mark Spencer denied the charge, calling her allegations “defamatory”.

But today the health secretary Sajid Javid said the matter need “a proper investigation” and urged Ms Ghani to make a formal complaint.