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.

However, Rehman Chishti sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Rehman Chishti has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Ukraine Update 16 Jun 2022

    I welcome the Foreign Secretary’s statement. The United Kingdom has led the world in supporting the people of Ukraine through military, diplomatic and economic means, so the world looks to the United Kingdom for the next steps. She said that the United Kingdom is working with G7 partners to support our Ukrainian friends in the negotiations. That being the case, has she seen any...
  • Cop26: Adaptation 15 Jun 2022

    I very much welcome the Minister’s answer about working with all sectors on delivering on COP26. Before the United Kingdom hosted COP26, the Secretary of State visited the Vatican to meet His Holiness Pope Francis, and to receive a document signed by all faith leaders about their commitments on climate change. The United Kingdom is hosting the international ministerial conference on freedom...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services 23 May 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans NHS England has to change the commissioning model for mental health services.

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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
  • Mental Health Services
  • Afghanistan
  • 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: 27 Jun 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
From 11 September 2020 until 13 May 2022, commissioned as a Reservist in the British Army. Payments received from the Army Pay Office, 65 Brown St, Glasgow G2 8EX. (Registered 09 December 2020; updated 07 June 2022)
1 July 2021, received £16. Hours: approx. 2.5 hours. (Registered 16 July 2021)
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.
From 8 February 2021 until 7 February 2022, I received £18,191.73 (conversion calculated on 8 February 2021) ($25,000) a year. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per month. (Registered 10 February 2021)
From 1 March 2022 until further notice, I receive £1,868.19 (conversion calculated 3 March 2022) ($2500) a month. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per month. (Registered 03 March 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
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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