James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

North Wiltshire Conservative

James Gray campaigned to leave the European Union

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James Gray’s voting in Parliament

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

However, James Gray sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • James Gray generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • James Gray almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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James Gray has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Profile

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Expenses

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, Defence Sub-Committee (since 8 Sep 2015)
  • 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 37 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all James Gray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 97 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Gray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 763 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
16 December 2015, £75 for participating in the October 2015 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 17 December 2015)
26 January 2016, £75 for participating in Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
4 April 2016, £75 for participating in Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
20 May 2016, £100 for participating in Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
20 July 2016, £75 for participating in Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
31 October 2016, £75 for participating in Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours 15 mins. (Registered 31 October 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT:
17 December 2015, £30 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 17 December 2015)
13 Jan 2016, £50 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
4 Mar 2016, £30 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
4 Apr 2016, £20 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
17 May 2016, £80 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
28 Jun 2016, £40 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
22 Aug 2016, £80 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
22 Nov 2016, £25 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
30 Nov 2016, £60 for participating in an online survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 December 2016)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for opinion surveys.
2 August 2016, payment of £200 for participating in Ipsos MORI's summer survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 02 August 2016)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT:
30 December 2015, received £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 05 January 2016)
23 January 2016, £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
14 April 2016, £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
18 April 2016, £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
5 May 2016, £75 for participating in a research project. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
30 May 2016, £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
2 August 2016, £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 03 August 2016)
28 November 2016, payment of £50 for participating in a research project. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 28 November 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Lady A T Keswick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 for local EU Referendum campaigning

Date received: 14 June 2016

Date accepted: 14 June 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 July 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: APPG for the Armed Forces
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: six dinners value £40 each; thirteen breakfasts value £14.25 each; total £425.25

Date received: 1 January 2016 to 2 December 2016

Date accepted: 1 January 2016 to 2 December 2016

Donor status: other

(Registered 24 October 2016; updated 05 December 2016)
Name of donor: APCOA Parking
Address of donor: PO Box 1010, Uxbridge UB8 9NT

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: 12 month season ticket for car parking at Chippenham Station; value £944

Date received: 7 November 2016

Date accepted: 7 November 2016

Donor status: company, registration 2572947

(Registered 07 November 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving 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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