Rehman Chishti

Former MP, Gillingham and Rainham

Gillingham and Rainham Conservative

A selection of Rehman Chishti's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details

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Rehman Chishti hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petitions: Development on Greenbelt Land in Edinburgh 25 Mar 2015

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I had intended to present a petition to the House tomorrow in relation to my constituents wanting three ships—HMS Cressy, HMS Hogue and HMS Aboukir—to be protected under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986. However, I have been advised that as tomorrow is the last sitting day, there will be no Adjournment debate, and on that basis...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Topical Questions 25 Mar 2015

    My right hon. Friend has been an outstanding Minister on cyber-security. He recently visited Pakistan and met the chief of general staff in the Pakistan army. Did they discuss greater co-operation between our two countries on cyber-security and sharing the good practice he has developed in this area?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: European Council 23 Mar 2015

    On foreign policy, did the European Council look at the coup in Yemen against the legitimate Government of President Hadi? Taking into account the words of the Yemeni Foreign Minister in today asking for Gulf Co-operation Council countries to send in their forces to avoid civil war, the Saudis have asked their ambassador to operate from Aden to show support for the legitimate Government. Will...

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Former Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Justice
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Organs: Donors
  • Afghanistan
  • Military Aircraft
  • Lasers

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (28 Mar 2011 to 7 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 72 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 74 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 80.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 114 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for press reviews from Sky News, BSkyB, 7 Centaurs Business Centre, Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD:
26 March 2014, received £150. Hours: 1 hr, plus 3 hrs travel and 1 hr preparation; 5 hrs in total. (Registered 16 April 2014)
16 May 2014, received £150. Hours: 1 hr, plus 3 hrs travel and 1 hr preparation; 5 hrs in total. (Registered 22 May 2014)
25 April 2014, received £150. Hours: 1 hr, plus 3 hrs travel and 1 hr preparation; 5 hrs in total. (Registered 10 June 2014)
17 June 2014, received £150. Hours: 1 hr, plus 3 hrs travel and 1 hr preparation; 5 hrs in total. (Registered 8 July 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Councillor, Rainham Central Medway Council. Since my election to Parliament I draw no allowances.
Non-practising barrister.

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