James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

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How James Gray voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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James Gray sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Falkland Islands Defence Review 24 Mar 2015

    I warmly welcome the strength of the Secretary of State’s commitment, including in answering many of the points made by the Select Committee. Incidentally, may we in passing pay tribute to our Clerk, Mr Ian Thomson, who was badly injured during the trip to Argentina? Has the Secretary of State given any thought to a gap in our capability that is coming up, namely the withdrawal of the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Rural Payments Agency: Basic Payment Scheme 24 Mar 2015

    I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for South East Cambridgeshire (Sir James Paice), who carried out fantastic work in turning around the mess that he inherited in the Department and sorting this out. Will my hon. Friend help me with one detail? The mapping that we are talking about is often very detailed—an electric fence here, a bit of undergrowth there. Would it be...
  • [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day 24 Mar 2015

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. However, that is not a point of order but a point of information. He believes that something that another hon. Member has said was incorrect. By his intervention he has put his remarks in Hansard, but what he has raised is not a matter for the Chair.

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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) (since 1 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 21 Jun 2010)

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 (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)

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  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 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 78.00% 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.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Gray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 718 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£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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