People of the Senedd

Natasha Asghar MS

Natasha Asghar MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

South Wales East

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Excellent. Thank you so, so much, gentlemen. Chair, my questioning is over.

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 26/01/2023

Thank you so much, Ben. Chris, your view on this?

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 26/01/2023

Okay. Thank you so much, Chris. A final question from myself, because I know my other colleagues want to have an opportunity to ask you questions as well in their specific areas of intere...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 26/01/2023

That's absolutely fine, Chris. Not a problem. I'll ask you a sub-question, if that's okay. What would be the ideal scenario for you in relation to business rates? We've mentioned reform,...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 26/01/2023

Really appreciate it. Thank you, Ben. Chris, do you have anything to add, or what would you like to say in relation to this?

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 26/01/2023

I appreciate both your answers. Speaking about raising the incentive for people getting involved and getting more business and trade on our high streets, the UK Government is following a...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 26/01/2023

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Biography

Born in Newport, Natasha is the first woman of colour elected to the Senedd as the regional member for South East Wales. Hailing from a media background consisting of television, radio and print, she has worked as a Banker and in what was previously the National Assembly for Wales. Natasha has stood for a number of elections prior to the Senedd election of 2021. She stood for Newport East twice in general elections. She has also stood for Blaneau Gwent and Torfaen in previous Senedd elections, as well as a been a candidate for the European Parliament (when it actually existed!).

Since being elected Natasha has done numerous interviews for BBC, ITV, The South Wales Argus, The National, The Caerphilly Observer, the Welsh magazine Golwg and appeared on Sharp End. Natasha was the first Member of the Senedd to be interviewed by GB News and British Vogue named her ‘A force for change.’ She was also named by the BBC as one of world’s 100 most ‘influential and inspiring’ women alongside Malala Yousavzai, Melinda Gates and actress Ming-Na-wen.

Natasha has been named the Welsh Conservative’s Shadow Minister for Transport and technology and is working passionately to see the creation an all Wales travel card similar to the Oyster card in London. She hopes it will allow everyone in Wales, as well as tourists to travel on public transport all over Wales, with transparent and affordable fares on a better public transport network and hopes it will provide a well needed boost to the Welsh economy.

She has always been passionate about making a difference and strongly believes one should ‘not just talk the talk, but they should walk the walk too.’

Natasha holds a BA in Politics and Social Policy alongside a Masters in Contemporary British Policy and media from the University of London.

In her personal life Natasha enjoys travelling, spending time with her friends, cooking, watching films, horse riding, partaking in extreme sport and doing charity work.

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  1. 08/05/2021 -

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