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:

  • Rehman Chishti voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

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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
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • 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: 26 Oct 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Beams International Ltd
Address of donor: 4A Bloors Lane, Rainham, Gillingham ME8 7EG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 3737151

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: MEMS Power Generation
Address of donor: Beechings Way, Gillingham ME8 6PS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 2028435

(Registered 09 January 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence
Address of donor: PO Box 75373, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel accommodation in Manama for two nights, value £552

Destination of visit: Kingdom of Bahrain

Dates of visit: 8-10 October 2019

Purpose of visit: As PM’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, held meetings with faith organisations, Government and Head of State, visited places of worship and re-launched Freedom of Religion or Belief toolkit at UK Embassy.

(Registered 31 October 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
Councillor, Rainham Central Medway Council. Since my election to Parliament I draw no allowances.
Non-practising barrister.
From 12 September 2019, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Beliefs. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 03 October 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my sister, Nusrat Ahmed, as Office Manager.

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