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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.

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: 2 February 2023

Teacher Numbers

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "We have heard a bizarre question followed by a bizarre answer…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

ME Services

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I speak in this debate simply to give voice to constituents who have contacted me to describe their condition, because I think that hearing their words in the chamber is very important. Their voices have to be heard…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Schools (Bullying)

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary will have seen this morning’s Herald exclusive that says that worried teachers have said that “toxic positivity” leads to bullying and fails pupils…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "From the chancellor’s autumn statement, we know that about £200 million extra for the next two years will be coming to Scotland in the form of Barnett consequentials for education, but, in this budget, less than an additional £100 million is going into education. Where is the other £100 million that does not appear in the budget for education?"

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Electoral Reform

Stephen Kerr (Central Scotland) (Con): "I am sure that the minister is very pleased that—I presume—we have lots of time for interventions…

Votes

How Stephen Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Stephen Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no 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-14605

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Advisory Group on Relationships and Behaviour in Schools last met, and when the minutes of that meeting will be published."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6O-01873

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to propose time for a debate in the Parliament on parliamentary reform."

Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13941

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has ceased publication of monthly reports on its expenditure over £25,000, since the last publication date of December 2021."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14347

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is encouraging (a) local authorities and (b) schools to raise awareness of the planned rocket launch in Shetland in autumn 2023."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14345

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidelines it has given to local authorities regarding the welcoming of Ukrainian refugees into their education services."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14346

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is using the planned rocket launch in Shetland in autumn 2023 to encourage the uptake of STEM subjects."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14340

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidelines it has given to dentists regarding the welcoming of Ukrainian refugees into their services."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14342

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidelines it has given to local authorities regarding the welcoming of Ukrainian refugees into their housing services."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14341

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidelines it has given to GPs regarding the welcoming of Ukrainian refugees into their services."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6F-01716

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 January 2023

"To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government has taken to bring the strike action by teachers to an end."

Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

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