Maurice Corry

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

Maurice Corry

Corry in 2016
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for West Scotland
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Personal details
BornJune 1950
Political partyScottish Conservative Party


Army career

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

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]


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  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.