Who is Rehman Chishti?
Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti (born 4 October 1978) is a British-Pakistani Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gillingham and Rainham since the 2010 general election.
He served under Theresa May as both the Vice Chair of the Conservative Party for Communities in 2018 and the Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Pakistan from 2017 to 2018.
He was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs by Boris Johnson in July 2022.
UK MP Rehman Chishti to run for next UK PM
British parliament member Rehman Chishti said in a tweet on Sunday that he is standing to be the next leader of the Conservative party and also Britain’s next prime minister, replacing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He wrote to his 20 thousand followers: “I’m standing to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister.
“For me it’s about aspirational conservatism, fresh ideas, fresh team for a fresh start taking our great country forward.”
Like some of his rivals, Mr Chishti has also advocated for tax cuts to help those who are struggling with the cost of living as Brits struggle with the ongoing economic crisis.
During his video announcement for the leadership bid, Mr Chishti said that it was time for “a fresh start as we move forward.”
Rehman Chishti Biography, Wiki
Born in 1978, Rehman Chishti grew up in Gillingham before completing a Law degree at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Lincolns Inn.
Rehman sat on Medway Council between 2003 and 2007, having at first been elected for the Labour Party. He previously stood for Parliament for Horsham in 2005 for the Labour Party.
Chisti joined the Conservative Party in 2006. A supporter of Brexit, he backed Boris Johnson in the 2019 Conservative leadership election.
In 2020, Rehman Chisti commissioned into the British Army as a Reservist.
He also currently works as the Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom policy at the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington. He was previously the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief between 2019 and 2020.
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Rehman Chishti Career
Rehman was the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief from September 2019 to September 2020. In 2018 he was the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party covering faith and communities.
Rehman was a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee from 2017 to 2019, and previously served on the Justice Select Committee and Joint Committee on Human Rights.
From 2017 to 2018, Rehman was the Prime Minister’s UK Trade Envoy to Pakistan. Other previous government appointments include Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General in 2015 to 2016, and PPS to Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Education in 2014 to 2015.
Rehman has been Chair of the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council since 2016 and is an Executive Member of the British American Parliamentary Group.
From 1999 to 2007, Rehman served as a Political Adviser to Benazir Bhutto.
In 2006 Rehman was an Adviser on communities to then Chairman of the Conservative Party Francis Maude.
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Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti has a net worth of $4 million.
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Atta-Ur-Rehman Chishti was born on October 4, 1978 (age 43 years).
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