James Gray has been North Wiltshire’s MP since 1997. Before that he had a business career and was Special Advisor to Michael Howard and John Gummer.
In Parliament, James’s particular interest has been defence. He has served on the House of Commons Defence Select Committee and is the founding Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces and the reconstituted Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust.
He also served on the Speaker’s Panel of Chairmen and the Procedure Committee. In North Wiltshire, James has campaigned for a secure future for the former RAF Lyneham, and for the area’s community hospitals, leisure centres, pubs and post offices.
James is President of Chippenham Constitutional Club, a Member of Royal Wootton Bassett Conservative Club, and an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of the Wiltshire Vale. James is the published author of several books, most recently Poles Apart (2013).