Gerry Malone

Member of Parliament (United Kingdom) Aberdeen South (UK Parliament constituency) Andrew Neil
Gerry Malone
Born21 July 1950
Glasgow, Scotland
OccupationLawyer, Politician, Company Director, Journalist

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 in Glasgow, Malone was educated at St Aloysius' College, Glasgow, and later attended the University of Glasgow.

Early career

Glasgow candidacies

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

He was elected as the MP for Aberdeen South in 1983, in a landslide victory for the Conservative Party, but lost the seat to Frank Doran of Labour at the 1987 general election.[1][2]

Re-entering Parliament

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.[3] 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.[4]

Commercial chairmanships

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.[5]

Malone served until September 2014 as a non-executive chairman of Ultrasis,[6] which specialises in computerised cognitive behavioural therapy software.

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.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Andrew Neil, Full Disclosure. Macmillan, 1996. ISBN 978-0-333-64682-3. Pages 159, 230, and 247.
  3. ^ "Election petitions". BBC News. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Gerry Malone: Electoral history and profile". The Guardian. London.
  5. ^ Bowers, Simon (6 April 2006). "Five companies charged in NHS price fixing row". The Guardian. London.
  6. ^ "Directors". Ultrasis. Archived from the original on 24 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.