James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire, has today welcomed the news from the Home Office that The Wiltshire Hotel in Royal Wootton Bassett is to cease being used as Asylum Accommodation. Commenting James said “Following months of representations on behalf of my constituents the Home Office have announced today that they are to cease using the Wiltshire Hotel as Asylum Accommodation by the end of April. I know that like me many constituents will welcome this news.”
Over the weekend I wrote to Charlie Nunn, Chief Executive of Lloyds to ask that the decision to end Mobile Banking Services in North Wiltshire is reconsidered.I want to hear how this decision is going to affect you.
James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire today met with Baroness Diana Barran MBE, Minister for the School System and Student Finance to discuss the expansion of Malmesbury Primary School.Commenting James said: “I have welcomed the previously announced £6 million of investment by Sir James Dyson in to Malmesbury Primary School on the condition that it benefits the entire community and does not squeeze student numbers at other local and village schools like Lea and Garsdon and Crudwell”.
James Gray MP has backed a new campaign to honour the Royal Navy fleet which helped to bring about the end of slavery and freed 150,000 men, women and children.The West Africa Squadron, which operated 1808 – 1867, policed the seas between West Africa and America, boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Mr Gray’s wife, Philippa, is by coincidence a direct descendant of Captain William Tucker, who commanded the Squadron (Separate Op Ed attached).
I am dreadfully sorry to hear the news from Buckingham Palace this evening. I wish His Majesty The King well in the treatment he must now undergo. My best wishes go to Her Majesty The Queen and whole Royal Family at this very difficult time. The People of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire hold them especially dear to our hearts as local residents and neighbours.
I am really disappointed to hear that the Lloyd’s mobile banking service in Calne, Cricklade and Malmesbury will be ending. This facility is vital to constituents across North Wiltshire especially the elderly, vulnerable and disabled people, as well as small businesses.
The MP for North Wiltshire, James Gray has welcomed the decision by the Secretary of State for Education to allow the expansion of Malmesbury Primary School with £6 million pounds of private investment by Sir James Dyson. The money will be used to build new facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) at the school. Commenting James Gray said: “I am pleased the Secretary of State for Education has listened to the representations I made to her.