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 reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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James Gray sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Summit 20 Oct 2014

    President Putin’s activities in eastern Ukraine have been largely covert and deniable. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if President Putin tried similar tactics in any of the three Baltic states, that would constitute a breach of article 5 of the NATO treaty? If my right hon. Friend does not agree with me on that, would that not fundamentally undermine the credibility of NATO?
  • [Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Police Recorded Crime Statistics 16 Oct 2014

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Police Bureaucracy 13 Oct 2014

    A couple of years ago, I was stopped for the fairly inoffensive crime of failing to clear the frost from my windscreen. The police officer who stopped me inquired what my ethnic origin was. When I asked why he wanted to know, he said that it was demanded by the Home Office. Will the Home Secretary therefore tell me whether there are officials locally, regionally or in the Home Office itself...

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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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 79.75% 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") 712 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
£75 for participating in the October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 19 November 2013)
£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)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT.
Payment of £80 for online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 19 November 2013)
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)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received.
(Registered 11 June 2012)

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