Peter Gerald "Gerry" Malone (born 21 July 1950) is a British Conservative politician who served as an MP from 1983–87 and again from 1992–97.
|Born||21 July 1950|
|Occupation||Lawyer, Politician, Company Director, Journalist|
He was the Conservative candidate at the February 1974 general election for the Glasgow Provan constituency, where he was defeated by Labour's Hugh Brown. He made other unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons at Glasgow Pollok in October 1974, Roxburgh, Peebles and Selkirk at the 1979 general election, and the Glasgow Hillhead by-election in 1982; where he lost the traditionally Conservative seat to Roy Jenkins of the SDP.
MP for Aberdeen South
Seat of Winchester
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
Malone unexpectedly lost his Winchester seat at the 1997 general election by two votes, to the Liberal Democrat candidate Mark Oaten. 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.
Malone was chairman of Regent-GM, a supplier of generic drugs to the National Health Service (NHS) and a subsidiary of Nadhmi Auchi's General Mediterranean Holding. The company was wound up in 2004 after being accused of colluding with five other pharmaceuticals companies to overcharge the NHS for drugs.
He is currently chairman of a range of US mutual funds and serves on the board of the Washington-based Mutual Funds Directors Forum (MFDF); Malone is a director of two US healthcare companies, Bionik Labs and Medality Medical.
Writer and Broadcaster
Malone was Scottish Editor of The Sunday Times from 1987 - 1990 and a broadcaster on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio Clyde 1987 - 1992. He is currently Opera Critic of ReactionLife, an online news, commentary and arts publication.
- David Butler, Andrew Adonis, and Tony Travers, Failure in British Government: The politics of the poll tax. Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 978-0-19-827875-7. Pages 110 and 144.
- Andrew Neil, Full Disclosure. Macmillan, 1996. ISBN 978-0-333-64682-3. Pages 159, 230, and 247.
- "Election petitions". BBC News. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- "Gerry Malone: Electoral history and profile". The Guardian. London.
- Bowers, Simon (6 April 2006). "Five companies charged in NHS price fixing row". The Guardian. London.
- "Directors". Ultrasis. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.