James Gray

MP, North Wiltshire

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North Wiltshire Conservative

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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Appointment of Sir Roger Scruton 12 Nov 2018

    Anyone who has taken the trouble to study any of the 70-odd books on the subject which Sir Roger has written, or read his extensive lectures and articles, will know that, quite contrary to how he is being painted by the Opposition, he is one of the most compassionate and even-handed men that I have ever met. He is my constituent and a good friend, and I know his works extraordinarily well. He...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Defence Expenditure Commitment 22 Oct 2018

    NATO has always been the cornerstone of Britain’s defence, so does my hon. Friend agree that the worst thing that could possibly happen to NATO would be the arrival of a Government whose leader has said recently of NATO: “I’d rather we weren’t in it”. He has said: “NATO, the father of the Cold War in the 1940s, should have shut up shop in 1990”. That...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 10 Oct 2018

    The 120 soldiers who will march through the north door of Westminster Hall straight after PMQs are actually representing the 3,000 who are currently deployed in 28 countries around the world. I am delighted that the Prime Minister—and, I hope, colleagues from across the House as well as staff from the Palace—will be there to welcome them and thank them for all that they do. But...

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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

James Gray campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • RAF Lyneham
  • Hospitality
  • Horse Passports
  • Inland Revenue
  • RAF Bases

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 4 Jun 2018)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 30 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (7 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 7 Feb 2017)
  • Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 16 Jan 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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, Panel of Chairs (21 Jun 2010 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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

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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all James Gray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — above 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 77.43% 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.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Gray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 798 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
12 January 2018, payment of £100 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 April 2018)
8 February 2018, payment of £100 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 24 April 2018)
23 March 2018, payment of £75 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 24 April 2018)
24 April 2018, payment of £75 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 24 April 2018)
30 May 2018, payment of £75 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 13 June 2018)
13 August 2018, payment of £75 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
28 August 2018, payment of £75 for participating in a parliamentary panel survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT:
9 February 2018, payment of £50 for MP Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
7 March 2018, payment of £50 for research project survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
27 March 2018, payment of £50 for MP Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
23 April 2018, payment of £50 for MP Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
10 July 2018, payment of £50 for research project survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
7 September 2018, payment of £50 for MP Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
7 September 2018, payment of £50 for research project survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
7 September 2018, payment of £50 for MP Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing online surveys:
12 January 2018, payment of £30. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 21 June 2018)
15 March 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 21 June 2018)
28 March 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 June 2018)
22 May 2018, payment of £70. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 21 June 2018)
20 June 2018, payment of £80. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 21 June 2018)
16 August 2018, payment of £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
7 September 2018, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 September 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions (with sponsorship from the Mamont Foundation)
Address of donor: c/o House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): economy class return flight value £1,565; accommodation and food value £394.50; £1,959.50 in total

Destination of visit: Falkland Islands and South Georgia

Dates of visit: 4–21 March 2018

Purpose of visit: Stakeholder visit to South Georgia, with the Commissioner of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, to learn more about emerging challenges and opportunities facing South Georgia and the broader sub-Antarctic.

(Registered 23 April 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Clarion Defence (UK) Ltd (2) CAE Aircrew Training Services plc, both via the APPG on the Armed Forces
Address of donor: (1) Bedford House, 69 - 79 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JW (2) MSHATF RAF Benson, Wallingford OX10 6AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) £250; (2) £250. The APPG for the Armed Forces used these sums to meet the costs of travel, food, accommodation and museum entry fees, which together had a total value of approx. £250 per person, £500 in total, after personal contributions of £100 each.

Destination of visit: The Netherlands

Dates of visit: 25–27 July 2018

Purpose of visit: Operation Market Garden Battlefield Tour by the APPG for the Armed Forces. This included visits to the sites of World War II battles and Commonwealth cemeteries.

(Registered 16 August 2018; updated 30 August 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (2) Mamont Foundation (3) WWF UK (4) British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union, all via the APPG for the Polar Regions.
Address of donor: (1) Villa Girasole, 16 Boulevard de Suisse, 98000, Monaco

(2) PO Box 472, St Julian’s Court, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, GY1 6AX, Guernsey, Channel Islands

(3) The Living Planet Centre, Rufford House, Brewery Rd, Woking GU21 4LL

(4) 6th Floor, Millbank House, 1 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) £1,021.59

(2) £970.30 (3) £204.32 (4) £510.79

The APPG for the Polar Regions used these sums to meet the costs of flights, local travel, food, accommodation and tour fees, which together had a total value of approximately £2,707, after a personal contribution of £200.

Destination of visit: Greenland

Dates of visit: 24 – 30 August 2018

Purpose of visit: To establish and develop dialogue with the Parliament and Government of Greenland; promote awareness and understanding among UK Parliamentarians of challenges and opportunities facing Greenland as a consequence of environmental, geopolitical and economic change; to visit British scientists and learn more about Britain’s contribution to Arctic science.

(Registered 11 September 2018)
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)
From 18 October 2015, house in Wiltshire, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and, from 30 March 2017, (ii). (Registered 07 July 2017)
From 23 March 2016, house in Wiltshire, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and from 5 July 2016, (ii). (Registered 07 July 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Philippa Gray, as Executive and Diary Secretary.

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