Gerry Malone

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Peter Gerald "Gerry" Malone (born 21 July 1950) is a British Conservative politician who was an MP from 1983–87 and 1992–97.

Born in Glasgow, Malone was educated at St Aloysius' College, Glasgow, and the University of Glasgow.

Early career[edit]

Glasgow candidacies[edit]

He was an unsuccessful Conservative candidate in the February 1974 general election in the Glasgow Provan constituency, where he was defeated by Hugh Brown (Labour). He made other unsuccessful attempts to be elected to parliament at Glasgow Pollok in 1979, and in the Glasgow Hillhead by-election in 1982 where he lost the traditionally Conservative seat to Roy Jenkins of the SDP.

MP for Aberdeen South[edit]

He was then elected as MP for Aberdeen South in 1983 as a member of the Thatcher government, but lost the seat to Frank Doran of Labour at the 1987 general election.[1][2]

Re-entering Parliament[edit]

Seat of Winchester[edit]

He re-entered parliament in 1992, representing the "safe" Conservative seat of Winchester. He was appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Health in 1994, when Virginia Bottomley was the Secretary of State.

1997 contested seat of Winchester[edit]

Malone unexpectedly lost his Winchester seat at the 1997 general election by two votes, to the Liberal Democrat candidate Mark Oaten.[3] Malone challenged the result in the high court, and it was declared void, causing a by-election. Malone trailed Oaten by 21,566 votes in the resulting by-election.[4]

Positions within commercial enterprises[edit]

Regent-GM[edit]

Malone was chairman of Regent-GM, one of Britain's biggest suppliers of generic drugs to the National Health Service (NHS) and a subsidiary of Nadhmi Auchi's General Mediterranean Holding.[5]

Ultrasis[edit]

Currently, Malone is a Non Executive Chairman of Ultrasis,[6] which specialises in computerised cognitive behavioural therapy software.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Iain Sproat
Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South
19831987
Succeeded by
Frank Doran
Preceded by
John Browne
Member of Parliament for Winchester
19921997
Succeeded by
Mark Oaten
Media offices
Preceded by
Andrew Neil
Editor of The European
1998
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