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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 their Constituency

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

Phone: 01236 439630
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Stephen has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Stephen has 2 party roles

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

FMQ Reserve

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Stephen had 1 previous role

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

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

I am a Trustee of Freedom Declared Foundation (Company number 10524561; charity number 1174966). 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 Director of Whistleblowers (Company number 09347927). I receive no remuneration for this role.

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).

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: 16 September 2021

School Leavers (Impact of Pandemic)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "4. To ask the Scottish Government what impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the positive destinations of school leavers. (S6O-00152)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Fairer and More Equal Society

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "Does the cabinet secretary accept that the Scottish National Party Government’s attempts so far to scale up housing first have been a failure?"

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

General Practitioner Services

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. It was not possible to intervene on Mr Dornan when he was speaking. It is surely unparliamentary behaviour to cast the charge of dishonesty upon one’s opponents in the chamber."

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Vaccination Passports

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "The Scottish Government seems to be shifting its position—Interruption.—in the light of its discussions with the industry. I think it only fair to press the Deputy First Minister in relation to the answer that he gave moments ago to my colleague…

Chamber meeting date: 14 September 2021

Scottish Parliament (Designated Status)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I thank Claire Baker for her clarification of the matter. I was dismayed to see that it was a member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body who was guilty of passing on the kind of misinformation that we have seen in the media and elsewhere…

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-03031

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many of its civil servants are currently engaged in work on Scottish independence."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03033

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what research ministers have considered on the safety of children in relation to the wearing of face coverings."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03032

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which research projects have received funding through its Saltire Research Awards."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02977

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to help prevent industrial action within ScotRail."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02624

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reasons the Tesla Model 3 has been identified as the most suitable fully-electric vehicles to meet the needs of the Government Car Service."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02869

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which paedologists or specialists in children's behaviour it consulted in advance of its LGBT inclusivity guidance being provided to schools."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02850

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to advise drivers of the roll-out of lower-emissions E10 petrol."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02868

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions it has worked with the UK Government on issues related to the price of electricity and gas in order to ensure that electric heating systems do not penalise homeowners or increase fuel poverty."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02888

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many deaths in custody there have been in prisons in each of the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02019

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on what types of tree have been planted in Scotland since 2018, broken down by how many of each type has been planted."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 September 2021

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