Maurice was elected as an MSP for the West Scotland region in the Scottish Parliament election in 2016, and stood for the constituency of Dumbarton, where he increased the Scottish Conservative vote share by 2.6%.
Maurice was a local councillor for Lomond North in Argyll and Bute where he held a number of posts on the council committees since winning in 2012.
A former soldier, he served for 38 years in the regular Army and Territorial Army and commanded the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Territorial Army Unit in Argyll and Bute and Dunbartonshire.
Maurice also served with the Black Watch with Nato in the Balkans and more recently in a support role with Nato Forces in Afghanistan.
In political battles he fought the West Dunbartonshire seat in the UK General Election in 2015 and managed to increase the Scottish Conservative vote.