Maurice Corry

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Maurice Corry
MSP
MauriceCorryMSP.jpg
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West Scotland
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Personal details
Born June 1950
Political party Scottish Conservative Party

Maurice Charles Steuart-Corry TD MSP is a British politician who is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of Scottish Parliament for the West Scotland region, elected in the Scottish Parliament election, 2016.

Career[edit]

Army career[edit]

Corry joined the British Army in 1972 serving initially with the 51st Highland Volunteers part of the Territorial Army.[1] Captain Corry was awarded the Efficiency Decoration in 1984.,[2] a first clasp to the medal in February 1994[3] and a second clasp in 1997[4] He was promoted to major in June 1984.[5] Major Corry was transferred to the Black Watch in February 1995.[6] He retired from the Royal Regiment of Scotland in September 2009.[7]

Political career[edit]

Corry was elected to the Argyll and Bute council, representing Lomond North in 2012.[8]

In 2016, Corry stood for the Scottish Parliament as the Conservative candidate for Dumbarton where he came third, then was elected from the West Scotland regional list.[9] After his election to the Scottish Parliament he also continued in his position as a local councillor.[10] He is the Conservative's spokesperson for veterans' affairs.[11] Cory sits on the Public Petitions Committee.[12]

In May 2016 in a Holyrood EU Referendum debate, Corry voted to back the case to leave the European Union. He later explained he had pressed the wrong button during the vote.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  5. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  7. ^ "London Gazette". Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  8. ^ "2012 Election Results". Argyll and Bute Council. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Election 2016: West Scotland. Scottish Parliament region". BBC News. 6 May 2016.
  10. ^ "MSP will relinquish his role as policy lead". Helensburgh Advertiser. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term". Scottish Conservative Party. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Maurice Corry MSP". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  13. ^ "EU referendum debate how did your MSP vote?". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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