James Gray

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

@JGray https://facebook.com/jamesgraymp

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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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 19 Jun 2019

    I know that the whole House will join the Prime Minister in thanking the emergency services and the armed services when they step up to the mark at times of national or local emergency such as the mosque outrage or the Novichok incident in Salisbury, near my constituency, but will she also do what she has done throughout her time as Prime Minister and pay tribute to a vast army of other...
  • Parliament as a Workplace 13 Jun 2019

    I apologise for not having been here for the beginning of the debate; I hope I am not being discourteous. I am listening carefully to my right hon. Friend, and I agree strongly with most of what she says. However, I am concerned about her suggestion of having urgent questions at some other time than when the House is sitting. Surely the whole point of an urgent question is that a Member of...
  • Net Zero Emissions Target 12 Jun 2019

    Anyone who truly cares about passing on a cleaner, greener, better globe to our children and grandchildren will warmly welcome the content of today’s statement and will be glad that the whole House has risen above party-political bickering to do just that. The Secretary of State mentioned the manufacturing of electric cars, so will he congratulate Dyson in my constituency on investing £250...

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
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)
18 January 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
28 March 2019, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
9 April 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
21 May 2019, payment of £150. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 May 2019)
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)
20 September 2018, received £60. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
16 October 2018, received £70. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
21 November 2018, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
5 December 2018, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 12 March 2019)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
8 January 2019, received £200. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 March 2019)
14 January 2019, received £100. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 March 2019)
5 March 2019, received £200. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 18 March 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
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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