Rehman Chishti

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Rehman Chishti has been the UK Conservative Party MP for Gillingham and Rainham since 2010. [1] He retained his seat in the 2015 general election with a majority of 10,530. [2]

Since May 2015, Chishti has been the parliamentary private secretary to the attorney general Jeremy Wright.[3]

Controversy over Saudi think tank links

In March 2016, Chishti became an adviser to the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, a role for which he was paid £2000 a month. Questions were raised by the Liberal Democrats over a potential conflict of interest, given that Chishti had made statements in the Commons they claimed were 'advancing Saudi interests' after he had register the payment.[4]



  1. Rehman Chishti,, accessed 27 October 2013.
  2. Rehman Chishti Express, accessed 19 May 2015
  3. Guido Fawkes PPS reshuffle in full, 29 May 2015, accessed 1 June 2015.
  4. Ashley Cowburn, Conservative MP Rehman Chishti faces investigation into his links with Saudi Arabian think-tank, Independent, 9 June 2016