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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

Cross-party groups

Stephen is a member of 9 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 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 has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Stephen has had 6 previous roles

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

18 May 2021 - 22 September 2022

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

21 May 2021 - 20 September 2022

FMQ Reserve

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 September 2022

Chief Whip

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 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 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 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.

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.

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

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 Whistleblowers (Company number 09347927). 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.

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: 4 October 2022

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Whatever the intentions of the bill, it is very hard to escape the conclusion that this is SNP-Green grandstanding. The SNP-Green coalition Government is treating the Parliament with contempt for the sake of a headline…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Excellence in Scottish Education

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "There is lots of self-congratulation there, but that could be easily predicted for the speech that we are listening to…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Electoral Reform (Consultation)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On that note, does the minister agree that the current modified D’Hondt system that we are using disproportionately rewards parties that do not stand candidates in constituencies…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Point of Order

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer."

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Stephen Kerr has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-11241

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of (a) past and (b) planned spending on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill, and whether this money is from the £20 million earmarked for spending on a referendum in 2023-24 in the Resource Spending Review set out on 31 May 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11139

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reasons Scotland’s Winter Festival Fund for the 2022-23 season is no longer in operation, and what support exists for winter events in Scotland in 2022."

Answered by: Neil Gray on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11140

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many staff currently working in the overseas offices network are also employed by the UK Government's overseas embassies."

Answered by: Angus Robertson on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11179

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what factors it has identified as being the cause of the reported drop in life expectancy for (a) men and (b) women in Scotland."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 4 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11224

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10960 by Angus Robertson on 22 September 2022, whether the money being spent on the referral to the Supreme Court is from the £20 million set aside for preparations for an independence referendum."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10752

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many social workers have been employed in the Forth Valley region in each of the last 10 years."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10790

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many nights' accommodation have been booked for Ukrainian refugees under the Super Sponsor scheme with Hotels…

Answered by: Neil Gray on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10792

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many nights' accommodation have been booked for Ukrainian refugees under the Super Sponsor scheme with Booking…

Answered by: Neil Gray on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10787

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many nights' accommodation have been booked for Ukrainian refugees under the Super Sponsor scheme with Trivago.co…

Answered by: Neil Gray on 3 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-10789

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many nights' accommodation have been booked for Ukrainian refugees under the Super Sponsor scheme with Expedia.co…

Answered by: Neil Gray on 3 October 2022

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