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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Stephen Kerr

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Stephen Kerr

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5647
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Room 35-36, Airdrie Business Centre
1 Chapel Lane
Airdrie
ML6 6GX

Phone: 01236 439562
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Stephen is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Stephen is a member of 10 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Supporting Children’s Learning

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palliative Care

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Stephen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Stephen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Stephen has had 10 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

29 June 2023 - 28 March 2024

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

22 September 2022 - 29 June 2023

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

22 June 2022 - 29 June 2023

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

20 September 2022 - 28 June 2023

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 May 2021 - 22 September 2022

parliamentary bureau

Member

21 May 2021 - 20 September 2022

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 September 2022

FMQ Reserve

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

23 June 2021 - 25 May 2022

Education Children and Young People Committee

Convener

23 June 2021 - 25 May 2022

conveners group

Member

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Education Children and Young People Committee

Member

Register of interests

Stephen's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Stephen Kerr. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until February 28 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the Sign Language Interactions Limited, a company which delivers BSL interpreter services within the public, private and voluntary sector (of Claremont Office, 112 Cornwall Street, South Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1AA). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed Consultant for Results Based Leadership Ltd, a management consultancy (of Wallace House, Maxwell Place, Stirling FK8 1JU). I received between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum for occasional work. I expect to receive between £10,001 and £20,000 for work I completed before I was elected. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the Invicta Public Affairs Limited, a company which engages with government on behalf of clients (of 9 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1QQ). I was involved with the marine energy sector and the wood panel industries. I received between £35,001 and £40,000 per annum for occasional work. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed paid Consultant for the British Cleaning Council, an association of UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries (of Pacioli House, 9 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed independent assessor for the Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences at Middlesex University, an organisation concerned with course assessments (of The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT). I received between £1,001 and £2,000 pr annum for occasional work. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Until March 31 2021, I was a self-employed Consultant for the Association of Professional Sales, an association concerned with professional standards in the field of sales (of 19, Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9JQ). I received between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum and spent 2 days per month in the role. This represents gross invoiced income before cost deductions.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own common stock shares in Kimberley-Clark Corp, a brand supplier of consumer disposable products with a value of £42,000.

Voluntary

I am an unpaid adviser to the British Cleaning Council, an association of the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries (of Pacioli House, 9 Brookfield, Duncan Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6WL).

I am a Director of Whistleblowers (Company number 09347927). I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am an unpaid adviser to the Institute of Sales Professionals, an association concerned with professional standards in the field of sales (of 19, Old Hall St, Liverpool, L3 9JQ).

I am a Trustee of Freedom Declared Foundation (Company number 10524561; charity number 1174966). I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am a Director of Conservative Friends of the Union Ltd. (Company number 13411041. I receive no remuneration for this role.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stirling and Alloa. [Registered 2 November 2021]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Stephen Kerr has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Road Infrastructure

Stephen Kerr: "Does Pauline McNeill agree that the condition of the roads is a matter of civic pride and that many people are embarrassed by the state of the roads in our communities?"

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Oil and Gas Industry

Stephen Kerr: "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

Michael Matheson (Complaint)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Will the member give way on that point?"

Chamber meeting date: 29 May 2024

Michael Matheson

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Pupil Behaviour Strategies

7. Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to the call from the NASUWT teachers union for a system of strategies to be put in place for dangerous and disruptive behaviour, including consequences for pupils. (S6O-03482)"

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13664

Gender Representation on Public Boards (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 17, 2024

Supported by: Paul McLennan, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Result 108 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 21 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13679.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13679.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Growing the Economy

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13692.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Tim Eagle, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Roz McCall, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Result 51 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 14 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Stephen Kerr has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-27772

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress has been made towards increasing the number of combined sewage overflow networks that are being monitored."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 3 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27771

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress has been made towards delivering the 2027 River Basin Management Plan."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 3 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27565

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Falkirk Council publishing a consultation on reducing the number of hours within the school week."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03482

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take in response to the call from the NASUWT teachers' union for a system of strategies to be put in place for dangerous and disruptive behaviour, including consequences for pupils."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6T-01964

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recently reported developments, what plans are being made to support the continued operation of the Grangemouth refinery."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03343

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to update its guidance to schools regarding gender affirmation for children, in light of the recommendations in the final report of the Cass Review."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26424

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when (a) the First Minister and (b) any other member of the Scottish Government (i) last met and (ii) will next meet with any representative of Scotland's defence industry."

Answered by Richard Lochhead on 17 April 2024

Question ref. S6F-02979

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 March 2024

"To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government plans to take following the publication of the University of Stirling study highlighting the reported risk of crumb rubber infill on artificial pitches."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-26102

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the anticipated returns are of the £200,000 that it has reportedly spent on psychological testing for civil servants."

Answered by Shona Robison on 20 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25928

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to allocate funding in its 2024-25 Budget to support stroke services, including the (a) delivery of the Stroke Improvement Plan, (b) further development of a national thrombectomy service and (c) development of stroke policy."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 March 2024

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