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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Thank you for that answer, Cabinet Secretary. A planning application to build 300 homes on a greenfield site in Blackwood was actually lodged in 2018. It was rejected by the local authori...

Plenary | 12/06/2024

Thank you so much, Chair. Just one sub-question, actually, that I wanted to bring in when Adam Price was asking his questions. Obviously, you mentioned civil servants, and I know Rhianon...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 12/06/2024

I think Rhianon's question was: how many contracts have you received so far with that particular exemption? Is that correct, Rhianon? Yes, I've got the thumbs up there, so I think that's...

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 12/06/2024

I'm happy to look into it in future work because we do touch upon Velindre quite a bit, so I'm more than happy to look at it in future, Chair.

Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee | 12/06/2024

How is the Welsh Government supporting the agricultural sector in South Wales East?

Tabled on 12/06/2024

Thank you so much for that response. I was recently contacted by a constituent with a plea for help regarding a heartbreaking case. Three-year-old Luna from Chepstow has recently been dia...

Plenary | 11/06/2024

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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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Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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