James Gray

Conservative MP for North Wiltshire

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James Gray’s voting in Parliament

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  • James Gray generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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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
  • Inland Revenue
  • Horse Passports
  • RAF Bases

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 20 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (4 Jun 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (7 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (1 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
31 October 2019, three payments of £75. Hours: 45 mins in total. (Registered 31 October 2019)
31 October 2019, payment of £75. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 December 2019)
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for surveys:
31 October 2019, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 December 2019)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing online surveys:
22 October 2019, payment of £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 29 October 2019)
9 December 2019, received £60. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 19 December 2019)
9 December 2019, received £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 19 December 2019)
12 February 2020, payment of £110. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 September 2020)
31 July 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 September 2020)
11 September 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 28 September 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Eric Turner
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 5 November 2019

Date accepted: 7 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2019)
Name of donor: Peter Vyvyan-Robinson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 13 November 2019

Date accepted: 14 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2019)
Name of donor: Terence Mordaunt
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 13 November 2019

Date accepted: 14 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2019)
Name of donor: Rudolph Agnew
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 3 December 2019

Date accepted: 3 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2019)
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: eight dinners and eight breakfasts, total value £480

Date received: 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2019

Date accepted: 1 January 2019 to 31 October 2019

Donor status: other

(Registered 29 July 2019; updated 31 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: APPG for the Polar Regions, funded by the Mamont Foundation (PO Box 472, St Julian’s Court, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, GY1 6AX, Guernsey, Channel Islands)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA;

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): contribution to local travel, food, accommodation and tour fees, totalling £137 (The remainder of the visit was funded by a non-registrable source)

Destination of visit: Iceland

Dates of visit: 15 – 22 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To build relationships with the Icelandic government with a view to post-Brexit trade and international relations; to connect with Arctic Council groups; to witness the effects of climate change; to understand the impact of Iceland’s volcanic activity and to learn about Iceland’s renewable energy initiatives.

(Registered 31 October 2019)
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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