James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

James Gray’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of James Gray’s votes.

  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of James Gray’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit James Gray’s full vote analysis page for more.

James Gray occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 16 Sep 2015

    The bravery of all our servicemen and women is beyond question, but does the Prime Minister agree that the bravest of the brave must be those who faced the invisible bullets of Ebola in the recent crisis in west Africa? Will he take the opportunity to join me, along with Members of both Houses, at the great north door of Westminster Hall straight after Prime Minister’s questions to...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy 20 Jul 2015

    Were it not for the coalition’s efforts, with our support, there is no question but that Iraq, including Kurdistan, would have fallen by now and that there would be a significant threat to the west as a result. Will the Secretary of State comment on something that he missed out from his statement? We have done great work supporting the peshmerga, who are the one people who have done...
  • Isil: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law 13 Jul 2015

    I absolutely agree with my right hon. Friend about the importance of devolving power in the way that he describes. However, he will recall that it was a Conservative Government who abolished Avon, Humberside and Cleveland—those much-hated examples of regionalisation. Will he make a commitment today that, although devolution is a good thing, it will not become a substitute for...

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Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

Entered the 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, 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 53 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 6 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 87.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 91 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Gray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 725 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£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 01 October 2014)
£75 for participating in the October 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 02 December 2014)
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)
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)
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 01 October 2014)
11 September 2015, payment of £200 for participating in Ipsos MORI's summer survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 September 2015)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
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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