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Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Rehman Chishti voted on key issues:
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Justice Committee (since 5 Nov 2012)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (since 28 Mar 2011)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Justice, Health, Home Department, Education
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Unmanned Air Vehicles, Organs: Donors, Afghanistan, Legal Aid Scheme, Schools: Admissions
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Trusts (Capital and Income) Bill [LORDS] Committee (0 out of 1)
- Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee (18 out of 20)
- Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall (10 Dec 2013)
“Road safety – Rehman Chishti.”
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“I very much welcome the Chancellor’s statement, which will help hard-working families and businesses in my constituency. In particular, I welcome the announcement on train fares. It will help hard-working constituents with their cost of living, unlike the Labour party, which increased train fares by more than 30% in my constituency —that was unacceptable.”
- Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Cyber-bullying: Persecution of Christians (3 Dec 2013)
“It is a real pleasure and a privilege to follow the hon. Member for East Antrim (Sammy Wilson). I pay tribute to the Democratic Unionist party for choosing this important topic for debate. I come from a Muslim background, and my father was an imam. When I saw that the topic was “Persecution of Christians in the 21st century”, I knew that it was absolutely right and proper to have...”
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- Has spoken in 101 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 119 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 80.97% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 78 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register