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John Corrie

John Corrie
Member of the European Parliament
for West Midlands
In office
10 June 1999 – 10 June 2004
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Mike Nattrass
Personal details
Born Scotland, United Kingdom
Political party Conservative
Occupation Politician

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]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Political career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life

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

Political career

He was Chairman of the Young Unionists 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 European Parliament election, 1999.[2] He was Co-President of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Joint Parliamentary Assembly from 1999–2002, and is now Honorary Life President. Mr. Corrie now also sits as member of the AWEPA Governing Council.[3]

References

  1. ^ Taylor, David (19 August 2011). "Scots Tory grandee leaves Prime Minister embarrassed with bizarre mission to Libya".  
  2. ^ "John Alexander Corrie".  
  3. ^ "AWEPA Governing Council homepage". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. 

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Corrie
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle Maclean
Member of Parliament for Bute and Northern Ayrshire
Feb 19741983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cunninghame North
19831987
Succeeded by
Brian Wilson


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