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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 does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Stephen has had 9 previous roles

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

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.

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: 22 February 2024

Local Authorities

4. Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of its current relationship with local authorities. (S6O-03113)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Points of Order

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I seek your guidance on the appropriate conduct of members of the Parliament and your powers to safeguard members of the public, our staff and visitors in general to be able to enter and leave the Parliament…

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I welcome the cabinet secretary to her new role. There was new information in The Herald on Monday about the hydrocracker, but she did not mention that. Can she comment on that now…

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Social Security

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I feel that the nature of the debate, and the substance of the subject that we are debating, merits that I practise some energy conservation. I will therefore make a short set of remarks…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I apologise for the false start. Members will be aware of the shock, worry and frustration in the Grangemouth area following November’s announcement on the future of Grangemouth refinery…

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-25300

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it provided to Alternatives West Dunbartonshire CDS since 2019."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24919

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it has provided to The Active Learning Centre since 2019."

Answered by Angus Robertson on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24924

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in each year since 2019."

Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 22 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25298

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it has provided to Refugee Sanctuary Scotland since 2019."

Answered by Emma Roddick on 20 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24928

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent steps it has taken to improve A&E waiting list times at NHS Forth Valley."

Answered by Neil Gray on 20 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25297

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it has provided to LGBT Youth Scotland since 2019."

Answered by Emma Roddick on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25299

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it has provided to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Project Limited since 2019."

Answered by Emma Roddick on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24906

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it has provided to the Royal Blind Asylum and School since 2019."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 19 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25303

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it provided to Dornoch and District Christian Fellowship since 2019."

Answered by Emma Roddick on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25565

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the status of the Verity House Agreement."

Answer expected on 14 March 2024

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