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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:
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Mr Fitton is not my constituent, but a large number of his family and friends live in the village of Box, just outside Bath. I have two caveats. First, I entirely accept the Minister’s injunction that this is not a matter for the British Government and must come under the Iraqi judicial system; that is perfectly correct. Secondly, ancient relics are extremely important to the Iraqi...
I yield to no one in my determination to see us reach net zero by 2050, but does the Secretary of State not agree that the right place for solar is on buildings, including domestic buildings across the nation, as the question from the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Afzal Khan) suggests? We do not want hundreds of acres of prime agricultural land to be threatened, as is happening in...
While it is perfectly true that any sensible person in the west would rather President Putin were not the President of the Russian republic, does the Minister agree that it is vital that we reiterate at every second that we can that NATO is a defensive alliance among 30 members and that we will react if one boot goes over the line on to NATO land, but the presidency of Russia must be a matter...
Conservative MP for North Wiltshire
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
James Gray campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 3 May 2022.