Calum Kerr

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Calum Kerr
SNP Spokesperson for Environment and Rural Affairs
In office
20 May 2015 – 8 June 2017
Leader Angus Robertson
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Angus MacNeil
Member of Parliament
for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
In office
8 May 2015 – 3 May 2017
Preceded by Michael Moore
Succeeded by John Lamont
Personal details
Born Calum Robert Kerr
(1972-04-05) 5 April 1972 (age 46)
Galashiels, Scotland, UK
Political party Scottish National Party
Alma mater University of St Andrews
Website Official website

Calum Robert Kerr (born 5 April 1972) is a Scottish National Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk from 2015–2017. During his tenure in Parliament, he was the SNP's Environment and Rural Affairs spokesperson in the House of Commons.

Early life[edit]

Kerr was born in Galashiels.[1] He attended Peebles High School where his father was the head teacher.[2] Kerr read History at St Andrews University.[3] Prior to politics, he worked in sales for IT companies; including Avaya.

Political career[edit]

The seat, and its predecessors Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale and Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles, had been held by the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Liberal Party since 1965.[4]

Kerr was elected in the May 2015 general election,[5][6] He was the SNP's Environment and Rural Affairs spokesperson in the House of Commons.[7]

He is stood for re-election at the 2017 general election, but was defeated in a landslide by John Lamont of the Conservative Party, who won a majority of 11,060 votes; the largest Conservative Party majority gained in a Scottish seat at that election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birth certificate of Calum Robert Kerr, 20 March 1973, Galashiels District 4796/79 4689 - National Records of Scotland
  2. ^ Hannan, Martin (30 June 2015). "Meet your new Scottish MPs: #31 Calum Kerr, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk". The National. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Calum Kerr MP". snp.org. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ Entwistle, Mark (8 May 2015). "ELECTION: Calum Kerr comes through nailbiting recount for SNP in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk". Southern Reporter. Johnston Press. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Results announced for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk". scotborders.gov.uk. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Election 2015: Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Calum Kerr MP". parliament.uk. Retrieved 23 April 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Michael Moore
Member of Parliament
for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

20152017
Succeeded by
John Lamont