Medway Elects
Rehman Chishti
MP for Gillingham & Rainham
Councillor for Rainham Central

Terms of Office

Rehman Chishti has served the following terms of office:

Medway Council
  Rainham Central 3 May 2007 -
  Gillingham North 16 Mar 2006 - 3 May 2007
  Gillingham North 1 May 2003 - 16 Mar 2006

UK Parliament
  Gillingham & Rainham 6 May 2010 -

Councillors' Allowances

All councillors are entitled to a basic allowance and to claim for certain travel and subsistence expenses. Some councillors have special responsibilities (e.g. a cabinet portfolio or chairing a committee) and receive an additional allowance. The amount Rehman Chishti received each year for these was:

YearBasicSpecial ResponsibilityTravel & SubsistenceTotal
2017/2018£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2016/2017£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2015/2016£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2014/2015£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2013/2014£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2012/2013£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2011/2012£0.00£0.00£0.00£0.00
2010/2011£897.87£1,129.93£0.00£2,027.80
2009/2010£9,025.20£11,360.40£0.00£20,385.60
2008/2009£8,935.80£11,247.84£0.00£20,183.64
2007/2008£8,696.64£9,357.82£0.00£18,054.46
2006/2007£8,486.63£0.00£0.00£8,486.63
2005/2006£8,243.40£0.00£0.00£8,243.40
Totals£44,285.54£33,095.99£0.00£77,381.53

Allowances information is only available from 2005 onwards. Click on a year to see how Rehman Chishti's allowances compared to the other councillors.

Attendance at Council Meetings

In addition to cabinet and committee meetings, the full Council meets six times a year and, unless there are extenuating circumstances, all councillors are expected to attend these meetings. Rehman Chishti's attendance record is as follows:

Term Present Absent Attendance
2015-2019 15 8 65.2%
2011-2015 19 6 76.0%
2007-2011 11 4 73.3%
Total 45 18 71.4%

Attendance records are only available from February 2010 onwards.

Recorded Votes

Most decisions taken by councillors at meetings of the whole Council are made by unanimous agreement or, if the decision is disputed, by show of hands. However, the Council's Constitution states that in certain circumstances, or if six or more members request, a "recorded vote" may be taken, where each councillor's vote is recorded in the minutes of the meeting. The votes recorded for Rehman Chishti are as follows:

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2007 to 2011

2003 to 2007

Recorded votes are only available from December 2001 onwards. Click on a term to see how Rehman Chishti voted during that term. Click on the subject of a vote to see the full details of the motion and how the other councillors voted.

MPs' Expenses

All Members of Parliament receive a basic salary and some receive an additional salary if they have specific jobs (although ministerial salaries are paid by a separate body and not listed here). MPs are also entitled to claim the London Area Living Payment (LALP) to help cover the increased cost of living in Central London, or otherwise claim accommodation expenses for a second property or hotel stays. They are also entitle to expenses to cover the cost of running their office (rent, essential bills and staff payroll) and essential travel. All expenses are within agreed limits set by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

The amount Rehman Chishti received each year in salary and expenses was:

Year Salary Office Parliamentary Total Expenses
2017/2018 £76,011.00 £120,359.75 £13,141.56 £133,501.31
2016/2017 £74,961.96 £109,515.76 £9,719.30 £119,235.06
2015/2016 £73,284.00 £123,643.47 £8,705.80 £132,349.27
2014/2015 £67,059.96 £105,239.03 £5,390.50 £110,629.53
2013/2014 £66,396.00 £103,757.32 £8,324.00 £112,081.32
2012/2013 £65,738.00 £110,480.28 £7,300.00 £117,780.28
2011/2012 £65,738.00 £94,819.78 £4,148.00 £98,967.78
2010/2011 £65,738.00 £93,866.32 £6,464.20 £100,330.52

MPs' expenses information is only available from 2010 onwards. Click on a year to see a detailed breakdown of Rehman Chishti's salary and expenses.

Electoral History

Rehman Chishti has stood in the following elections:

Medway Council
2015: Rainham Central
  Rehman Chishti 4,386 Elected
2011: Rainham Central
  Rehman Chishti 2,931 Elected
2007: Rainham Central
  Rehman Chishti 2,204 Elected
2003: Gillingham North
  Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti 885 Elected
2000: Priestfield
  Atta-ur-rehman Chishti 421 Not Elected

UK Parliament
2017: Gillingham & Rainham
 Rehman Chishti27,091Elected
2015: Gillingham & Rainham
 Rehman Chishti22,590Elected
2010: Gillingham & Rainham
 Rehman Chishti21,624Elected

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