John Corrie

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John Corrie
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands
In office
10 June 1999 – 10 June 2004
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byMike Nattrass
Personal details
BornScotland, United Kingdom
Political partyConservative

John Alexander Corrie (born 29 July 1935) is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party politician and chief of Clan Corrie. He describes himself in Who's Who as a "consultant on African affairs and financial adviser to developing countries".[1]

Early life[edit]

Corrie was educated at Kirkcudbright Academy, George Watson's College, Edinburgh and Lincoln Agricultural College, New Zealand. He is a farmer, and was the Nuffield Scholar in agriculture 1972/1973.

Political career[edit]

Corrie was Chairman of the Young Unionists from 1963–64.

Corrie contested North Lanarkshire in 1964 and Central Ayrshire in 1966. He was Member of Parliament for Bute and Northern Ayrshire from February 1974 to 1983, and for Cunninghame North from 1983 until the 1987 general election, when he lost his seat to the Labour Party candidate Brian Wilson. Although he stood in 1992 for Argyll and Bute, he was defeated and did not return to the Commons.

Corrie was also a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for three periods. He was an MEP twice in the period when it was indirectly elected, from 1975 to 1976 and from 1977 to 1979. He was later elected the MEP for Worcestershire and South Warwickshire and from 1994 to 1999, and then for the multi-seat West Midlands constituency from the 1999 election[2] until the 2004 election. He was Co-President of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Joint Parliamentary Assembly from 1999 to 2002, and is now Honorary Life President. Corrie is a member of the AWEPA Governing Council.[3]


  1. ^ Taylor, David (19 August 2011). "Scots Tory grandee leaves Prime Minister embarrassed with bizarre mission to Libya". Daily Record. Glasgow. Archived from the original on 16 November 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  2. ^ "John Alexander Corrie". European Parliament. Archived from the original on 16 November 2006.
  3. ^ "AWEPA Governing Council homepage". Archived from the original on 16 November 2006.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Bute and Northern Ayrshire
Feb 19741983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cunninghame North
Succeeded by