James Gray is MP for North Wiltshire

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James Gray is MP for North Wiltshire and a member of the Conservative party.

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I have asked the Foreign Secretary to clarify what role British troops could play to aid #Ukraine against possible Russian aggression during Oral Questions for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Here is the full clip:

Yesterday I emphasised the importance of neighbourhood planning in the House of Commons and hope that the upcoming housing White Paper will reform the planning system to give a bigger voice to local residents. Here is my full speech and the Housing Minister's reply:

I am truly shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of my friend and colleague Sir David Amess. He was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people in Parliament, and I have known him for 30 years. It is a particular wickedness that he lost his life just doing his ordinary job

Tomorrow I will host a reception in Parliament to honour the St John Ambulance volunteers for their support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment and I also thanked them yesterday in the House for training and co-ordinating volunteer vaccinators.

I stood with the people of Royal Wootton Bassett 167 times to see 345 of our fallen comrades repatriated from #Afghanistan. Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister and I paid tribute to their sacrifices and indeed those by all our brave Armed Forces Personnel.

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Just before Easter Recess, I had the pleasure to speak once more in the Commons Chamber on a topic very dear to me. I asked the Defence Secretary about the Arctic sea route and what he intends to do to protect Britain’s commercial interests:

And finally, the House also debated the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill yesterday evening. Here is a clip of my speech in the Chamber, and I hope everyone will join me in celebrating the inclusion of “Ellie’s Law” into the Bill:

I spoke a second time yesterday in the House of Commons during the Policing and Prevention of Violence against Women debate, and asked the Home Secretary an important question about the policing of extremely disruptive protests:

It is very unfortunate that tenants at MoD Lyneham occupying ex-services personnel accommodation owned by Annington Homes have been served notices to quit. I have raised their plight yesterday in the House of Commons:

I have always been strongly opposed to these unnecessary planning proposals and I believe now is the time when every concerned citizen in North Wiltshire should oppose them too: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-urban-sprawl-and-destruction-of-wiltshire-countryside?source=twitter-share-button&utm_medium=socialshare&utm_source=twitter&share=79bcf258-1783-4204-abfd-61686a073ba6 via @38_degrees

Appalled by the events yesterday at Capitol Hill. It is inconceivable that in an advanced democracy, the losing side should seek to disrupt the smooth transition of power. The Global Covid crisis demands sound governance and that principle must be restored in the US immediately.

Today I was proud to be one of the 521 MPs who voted in favour of the EU-UK Trade Deal in the House of Commons. No-one believed we could achieve it, yet we finally got Brexit done! That together with the roll-out of the Oxford vaccine is the best possible news for the New Year.

I have been working for many months on the tragic case of my constituent Ellie Gould, who was murdered in her home last year, and raised the issue of the short sentence handed to her murderer Thomas Griffiths in the House of Commons today:

As we move into the tiering system, we should all keep trying to suppress the spread of #COVID19.

Every action counts when it comes to protecting ourselves and our loves ones from coronavirus.

Watch below for guidance 👇


Last Friday I visited the new Community Policing Team hub in Royal Wootton Bassett to see the newly revamped centre. It was great to see the site and learning more about the work of the Wiltshire Police.

Today Prime Minister @BorisJohnson met service personnel on the steps of Downing Street. He bought a poppy to mark the start of this year’s #PoppyAppeal.

Find out how you can support the @PoppyLegion Appeal here: http://www.rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal #EveryPoppyCounts

It was an honour and privilege to launch the new Veterans Railcard with @CaptainTomMoore 🎖️

Those who served their country - and their families - can now get discounted train fares 🚆

I recently had the pleasure of visiting @JamiesFarm near Colerne and learnt about the amazing work the charity does to support vulnerable young people, who are struggling socially or academically. They offer highly beneficial residential trips and I am supportive of their work.

Delighted that Calne Town F.C, Malmesbury Victoria F.C., Royal Wootton Bassett Town F.C. and Wootton Bassett Town Ladies F.C. in my constituency have been awarded @premierleague funding to help prepare their stadia for football's safe return.

Less than an hour to go to our fringe event at the @Conservatives virtual conference. Join us from 16:00. You do not need to be a party member to attend, simply register as an observer for free here: https://conference.conservatives.com/registration. #CPC20 #Falklands

The @FalklandsGov are hosting a discussion at the virtual @Conservatives conference on 04 October from 16:00 - 16:45. You do not need to be a party member to attend, simply register as an observer for free here: https://conference.conservatives.com/registration. #CPC20 #Falklands

As part of the Plan for Jobs, employers are being offered £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire aged under 25 and £1,500 for each newly-recruited apprentice aged 25 and over. I would encourage all employers of all sizes in the South West to apply https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employers-encouraged-to-sign-up-for-apprentice-cash-boost

Have you downloaded our Back to School booklet yet? It gives parents vital advice & support ahead of children returning to school next month 😀 #WiltshireTogether

More on the booklet 👉🏼 http://orlo.uk/02jXQ
Download the booklet 👉🏼 http://orlo.uk/iJy0C

I am pleased to see that the Government have taken this decision. I had written to the Secretary of State for Education to highlight the impact that the algorithm had on students across North Wiltshire. I hope that they can now get the results their hard work deserves.

BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking

A-level and GCSE students in England will have results based on teacher assessments after U-turn


Alongside Australia, Canada, New Zealand & US we have made clear our grave concern at the postponement of Hong Kong’s elections & unjust disqualification of opposition candidates. Authorities must uphold democratic rights & freedoms enshrined in Basic Law

Stay #WeatherAware: if you or others feel unwell, get dizzy, weak, anxious or have intense thirst, move to a cool place, rehydrate and cool your body down #BeattheHeat

"This #Farm24 I want to thank the fantastic British farmers who work round the clock to put food on our tables. During a global pandemic, they have continued to work tirelessly to feed the nation. The food and farming sector will always have my support." - PM @BorisJohnson

The first of our projects to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to access shops, businesses and places of work has been completed on the A420 in #Chippenham - and there's more to come. 🚲
Info 👉🏻 http://orlo.uk/LMfwt

You will be required to wear a face covering in more indoor settings such as museums, cinemas, libraries and places of worship.

Read the full list of locations here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#when-to-wear-a-face-covering

Today PM @BorisJohnson and Home Secretary @PritiPatel visited @NYorksPolice and met some of the new recruits to the force.

This government has already recruited over 4,000 new police officers, on our way to a target of 20,000 to keep our local communities safe.

"One of the stars emerging from the pandemic crisis must be @RishiSunak. Both of his major statements have been groundbreaking stuff. Never can a Chancellor have had to undertake such very fundamental changes to try to preserve the nation's economic wellbeing." MP @JGray.

“My good friend Jacob Rees-Mogg has got this one wrong"

@JGray told @emmabarnett he thinks MPs being back at Westminster is “dangerous"

📻 @BBCSounds - http://bbc.in/3emqtCA

According to a @CIPD survey, 44% of people feel anxious about returning to work because of #COVID19.

What health and safety measures must employers take for people going back to work? And can people refuse to go in? Our new briefing explains http://ow.ly/ft3J50zIVeR

In just over a month we’ve paid out over 490,000 grants for small businesses, worth more than £6billion.

Click here to find out what support your business may be eligible for: https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder

I have put together this leaflet for my constituents which includes some local information and advice about the Covid-19 outbreak. I appreciate that this is a difficult time for many, so I hope this information is useful.

Thinking of @BorisJohnson and his family today. I know that you will join with me and the whole Nation in wishing him God speed to a full recovery to his robust best health.
Get well soon, Boris. We are all with you.

We've received the first payment of government support grants. Our staff have been working to implement the guidance received from government last week and are now contacting more than 8000 businesses across Wiltshire who are eligible for financial support

📢BREAKING: the government has changed its approach and is now introducing a FULL ban on evictions, giving much-needed protection for renters at this critical time during the #coronavirus crisis.


"We recognise that this is a challenging time... however be responsible when you shop and think of others"

Environment minister George Eustice reveals food manufacturers have produced "50% more food than they usually would" to help shoppers

Latest: http://bbc.in/2U6yrbI

From tomorrow, it’s important to keep your children at home, where possible. Schools and childcare are only open to the most vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers who absolutely need to attend. This will help fight the spread of #COVID19 #socialdistancing

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