MP James Gray has visited a care home to meet with staff and residents and have a tour of the premises.

Accompanied by his wife and constituency office manager Philippa Gray, the North Wiltshire MP talked with residents as he walked around Barchester's White Lodge in Braydon for the first time.

General manager Ramona Gherendi said: "It was lovely to have James Gray visit White Lodge.

"The residents were delighted that he was able to visit, several had met him in the past as so many are from the local area.

" It was also nice to have the opportunity to show all that the home has to offer the residents.

"We also spoke about the commitment of the staff team and how fortunate we are to have long serving nurses."

One resident spoke to James Gray about the strong military connections in the area. She said: "I was a nurse in the RAF and Wiltshire has had so many people from all the services based here over the years.

"The county is very proud of these connections."

White Lodge provides nursing, residential and respite care.