James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

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How James Gray voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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James Gray sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Even if the Prime Minister will not accept the call from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston (Ms Stuart) for some reappraisal of the defence strategy after these terrible events, will he not accept that the national security strategy was written some four years ago, before Iraq, before Syria, before these events and before Ukraine? Surely it is now time for a fundamental reappraisal of...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: School Governors 21 Jul 2014

    Governors across North Wiltshire who run some of the best schools in the land do an outstandingly good job, but many of them tell me that they are overburdened by rules, regulations, bureaucracy and the forms they have to fill out for central Government. Is there a way that they could be freed from some of these responsibilities so that they can take a much more strategic overview of the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Summit (Wales) 14 Jul 2014

    Article 5 of the NATO treaty currently specifies that if there is armed aggression against any member, there will be a collective military response, but of course most of the Russian activity in the eastern Ukraine has not been armed; it has been deniable, special forces and asymmetric. If there were similar Russian activities against the three Baltic states, would that constitute an Article...

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Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (20 Feb 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment & Transport (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 9 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 96 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Gray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 706 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£75 for participating in the June 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
£75 for participating in the October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 19 November 2013)
£75 for participating in the ComRes November 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 5 February 2014)
£75 for participating in the ComRes December 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 February 2014)
£75 for participating in the ComRes January 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 March 2014)
£75 for participating in the ComRes February-March 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 6 May 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT.
Payment of £70 for survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 June 2013)
Payment of £80 for online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 19 November 2013)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road,London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys:
Received £80. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 2 September 2013)
Received £200. Hours:1 hr. (Registered 6 September 2013)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received.
(Registered 11 June 2012)

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