James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

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How James Gray voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Has never voted on raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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James Gray sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report 17 Dec 2014

    It is of course an absolute outrage that it has taken 10 stress-filled years to clear these young soldiers of the baseless slurs against them, but is there not a wider point to be made? Does the Secretary of State agree that allowing further claims and allegations of this kind—the baseless ones and even, perhaps, the slightly less baseless ones—to be pursued in the same way might...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: UK Armed Forces (Iraq) 15 Dec 2014

    The brave peshmerga whom we visited being trained by the British Army in Sulaymaniyah last week did a fantastic job in stopping the breakneck advance of ISIL in the summer, and they are to be congratulated. They did so against huge odds in terms of personnel, equipment and training, and to this day they are a pretty makeshift army. Does the Secretary of State agree that although it is vital...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: House Building 15 Dec 2014

    Although both unemployment and homelessness are at an extraordinarily low level in North Wiltshire, we are being told that we must have thousands of unwanted new houses—particularly in the Chippenham area—followed by factories to give jobs to the people who will live in those new houses. While it is fine for houses to be built where they are needed, surely central Government...

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee)
  • Member, Defence Committee
  • Member, Procedure Committee
  • Member, Panel of Chairs

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)

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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 78.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 714 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£75 for participating in the November 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 5 February 2014)
£75 for participating in the December 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 February 2014)
£75 for participating in the January 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 March 2014)
£75 for participating in the February-March 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 6 May 2014)
£75 for participating in the April 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 2 July 2014)
£75 for participating in the May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 September 2014)
£100 for participating in Survey on behalf of Nationwide. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 29 September 2014)
£75 for participating in the July 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 1 October 2014)
£75 for participating in the October 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 2 December 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT.
Payment of £80 for participating in the May 2014 online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 2 July 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys.
Payment of £80 for participating in the Ipsos MORI survey on technology issues. Hours: 15 minutes. (Registered 1 October 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: UK Defence Forum
Address of donor: Dobson House, Regent Centre, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3PF
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): guidance, accommodation and subsistence at an estimated value of £815
Destination of visit: Belgium and France
Date of visit: 4-6 July 2014
Purpose of visit: Study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields.
(Registered 29 July 2014)
Name of donor: The Mamont Foundation
Address of donor: c/o Rothschild Trust Guernsey Ltd, PO Box 472, St Julian’s Court, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port GY1 6AX, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): transport, accommodation, food and drink at an estimated cost of £1,100
Destination of visit: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date of visit: 30 October – 2 November 2014
Purpose of visit: leading the British delegation to the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik.
(Registered 21 November 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received.
(Registered 11 June 2012)

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