James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

James Gray’s voting in Parliament

James Gray is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, James Gray sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • James Gray almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • EU Referendum Leaflet — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] 9 May 2016

    My hon. Friend is right that the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee has done extraordinarily well. Has he seen the article in The Daily Telegraph today by the distinguished Chairman of the Select Committee on Defence, my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis), who comes out very strongly indeed and says that what the Prime Minister is talking about with regard to...
  • EU Referendum Leaflet — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] 9 May 2016

    On a point of order, Mr Evans. Would it not be normal in a debate such as this, having heard from a speaker in favour of the motion, to hear from a speaker opposed to it? Would that not be better? As I understand it, the hon. Lady is on our side. Is there not someone who would advance the opposite case?
  • Aleppo 3 May 2016

    As the Minister has said, in particular in answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Helen Whately), Russia is absolutely central to finding any kind of long-term solution in Syria. That is absolutely correct. Yet in all our attempts to talk to Russia we discover that there is an absolute brick wall between us. Last week, members of the House of Commons Defence...

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Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • RAF Lyneham
  • Hospitality
  • Horse Passports
  • Inland Revenue
  • RAF Bases

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • Member, Administration Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 21 Jun 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (19 Feb 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (8 May 2005 to 19 May 2005)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 13 Dec 2000)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all James Gray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Gray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 746 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
24 March 2015, £75 for participating in the ComRes November 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 24 March 2015; updated 27 July 2015)
15 May 2015, £75 for participating in the ComRes January 2015 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 15 May 2015; updated 27 July 2015)
2 February 2015, £50 for participating in FGW Stakeholder Audit 2014 survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 July 2015)
13 May 2015, £50 for participating in FGW Stakeholder Audit 2015 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 July 2015)
27 July 2015, £75 for participating in May 2015 parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 27 July 2015)
26 August 2015, £75 for participating in June-July 2015 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 02 September 2015)
26 October 2015, £75 for participating in the September 2015 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 27 October 2015)
16 December 2015, £75 for participating in the October 2015 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 17 December 2015)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT
Payment of £100 for participating in the March 2015 online survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 15 May 2015)
19 January 2015, payment of £60 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
18 March 2015, payment of £20 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
29 July 2015, payment of £50 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
30 October 2015, payment of £50 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
25 November 2015, payment of £80 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
17 December 2015, £30 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 17 December 2015)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys.
11 September 2015, payment of £200 for participating in Ipsos MORI's summer survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 September 2015)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT:
18 March 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
13 April 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
6 July 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
17 August 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
25 August 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
15 October 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
25 November 2015, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 27 November 2015)
30 December 2015, received £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 January 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: David Hempleman-Adams
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,510

Date received: 17 March 2015

Date accepted: 2 April 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 June 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two residential properties in Wiltshire, acquired in 2013: (i) and (ii). (Registered 03 September 2015)
One residential property in Reading, acquired in 2010: (i) and (ii). (Registered 03 September 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Philippa Gray, as Executive and Diary Secretary.

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