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Rehman Chishti

Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham

Tel: 01634 853 344 / 200 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5XG
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Rehman Chishti

Rehman grew up in Gillingham where he attended Richmond Infant School, Napier Primary School, Fort Luton High School, Rainham Mark Grammar School and Chatham Grammar School for Girls. After completing a Law degree at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, he was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincolns Inn.

Rehman represented both Gillingham and Rainham as a Councillor before standing for Parliament.  He cares passionately about the community where he grew up.

Rehman has completed several half-marathons raising money for local good causes and charities.

Rehman's Experience

  • Special Adviser to the Rt Hon Francis Maude (Chairman of the Conservative Party)
  • Special Adviser to the Benazir Bhutto (Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
  • Barrister, 18 Red Lion Court, Chambers of David Etherington QC
  • A Parliamentary Fellow of Sport England
  • Councillor for Gillingham North 2003 - 2007
  • Councillor for Rainham Central 2007 - Present
  • Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Enforcement, Medway Council 2007 - 2010
  • Member of the Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee
  • Member of the Joint Committee On The Draft Defamation Bill
  • Member of the Joint Committee On Human Rights

Campaigning in Gillingham and Rainham

Rehman has campaigned vigorously on several issues affecting the area including local NHS services, rail services, protecting Capstone Valley and preventing an Estuary Airport.

Outside Politics

When Rehman is not working he enjoys watching The Gills, playing cricket and going to the cinema. He has also completed 7 half-marathons raising money for local charities.