James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

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How James Gray voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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James Gray sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Digital Service 19 Nov 2014

    In answer to the very good question from my hon. Friend the Member for South East Cornwall (Sheryll Murray), the Minister responded that those, like many in my constituency, who have no access to computers and are not online will be given something called an “assisted digital alternative”. Will he perhaps tell us what that is?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Reserve Recruitment 17 Nov 2014

    I will seek to do that, Mr Speaker. My hon. Friend the Minister has a long-standing commitment to the reserve Army, which I salute. I am proud that my Territorial Army regiment is, I understand, 125% above its recruitment target, which is great. Other regiments around England could follow that example. However, does he agree that we cannot replace regular soldiers with reserves on a regular...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 29 Oct 2014

    At 3.30 this afternoon, 120 members of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary will march through Carriage Gates down to the North Door of Westminster Hall in commemoration of all they have done for this nation in Afghanistan and across the globe. Will the Prime Minister, other Members from both Houses and staff throughout the Palace find time to join me at the great...

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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 54 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 79.44% 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.
  • 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") 713 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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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