Rehman Chishti

Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham

@Rehman_Chishti https://facebook.com/RehmanChishti

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Rehman Chishti’s voting in Parliament

Rehman Chishti is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 18 Mar 2022

    Social Media Bill: Second Reading – Rehman Chishti. Private Members' Bills
  • Women and Equalities: Hate Crimes 12 Jan 2022

    With regard to the wider strategy on tackling hate crime, Home Office statistics show that there are about 124,000 hate crime incidents. Under the category religion, there was a real rise in Islamophobia and antisemitism. What will the Government do in their strategy to address those two real issues concerning our society?

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Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Rehman Chishti campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Justice
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Organs: Donors
  • Afghanistan
  • Mental Health Services
  • Military Aircraft

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 15 Nov 2018)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 23 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 5 Mar 2018)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
On 11 September 2020, commissioned into the British Army as a Reservist. Payments will be received from the Army Pay Office, 65 Brown St, Glasgow G2 8EX. (Registered 09 December 2020)
19 January 2021, received £211.18, for attending a foundation training course. Hours: approx. 20 hrs. (Registered 05 February 2021)
1 February 2021, received £1,000 bonus for completion of Phase 1 training. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 February 2021)
1 March 2021, received £380.34 for attending Army training courses. Hours: approx. 42 hrs. (Registered 30 March 2021)
1 April 2021, received £79.59. Hours: approx. 9 hrs. (Registered 13 April 2021)
4 May 2021, received £232.41. Hours: approx. 23 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2021)
1 July 2021, received £16. Hours: approx. 2.5 hours. (Registered 16 July 2021)
14 January 2021, received payment of £1,124.20 from Al Muwatta Center FZ LLC / Forum for Promoting Peace, Ground Floor, Twofour54 Building No. 2, Ministries Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE, P.O.Box 77847, for speaking on a virtual international panel at the 7th Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies on 8 December 2020. Hours: 6 hrs (participation and preparation). (Registered 18 January 2021)
From 8 February 2021 until 7 February 2022, Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom policy at the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI), a not for profit NGO. Address: 316 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 501, Washington D.C., 20003, USA. I will receive £18,191.73 (calculated conversion on 8 February 2021) ($25,000) a year. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per month. (Registered 10 February 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Embassy of Bahrain, London
Address of donor: 30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, total value £4,000

Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain

Dates of visit: 23-31 December 2020

Purpose of visit: On parliamentary business with regards to freedom of religion or belief, including meeting with the Bahrain Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister, faith leaders and organisations and visits to places of worship.

(Registered 18 January 2021)
Name of donor: KAICIID Dialogue Centre
Address of donor: Schottenring 21, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, three night’s accommodation (19-22 October 2021) and meals with a value of £1,095.15

Destination of visit: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates of visit: 19-24 October 2021

Purpose of visit: Invited to attend and speak on a panel, titled ‘Promoting civic participation and inclusive decision-making in European cities’ at KAICIID’s ‘3rd European Policy Dialogue Forum’ and ‘High-Level Dialogue on Social Cohesion’ conferences.

(Registered 08 November 2021)
Name of donor: Kuwait National Assembly
Address of donor: Arabian Gulf St, PO Box, 716 Safat, Kuwait

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, total value: £3,162.50

Destination of visit: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dates of visit: 8-11 November 2021

Purpose of visit: APPG for Kuwait visit to meet the Speaker of the National Assembly, Kuwait Foreign Minister and other stakeholders to discuss foreign policy, security and trade. The delegation also met with the UK Mission in Kuwait.

(Registered 25 November 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising barrister.
From 12 September 2019 to 14 September 2020, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Beliefs. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 03 October 2019; updated 22 June 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my sister, Nusrat Ahmed, as Office Manager.

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