Thomas Kerr is the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Councillor for Shettleston, the community he was born, brought up and is proud to call his home. He was first elected to serve the Shettleston Ward in Glasgow's East End from 2017-2022 and was re-elected in May 2022 for his second term on Glasgow City Council. Thomas took over the Leadership of the Glasgow Conservative Group in 2019 after serving as Deputy for 2 years.
Thomas currently sits on the City Administration Committee, Licensing Committee, Planning Committee and is the Vice-Convenor of Glasgow's Licensing Board. He also serves as a Bailie for the City of Glasgow representing the Lord Provost at many different civic events across the city. Thomas also was the Scottish Chair of the Tory Reform Group (2020-2023) and has served in a number of positions on the Glasgow Executive, currently as Vice-Chair for Campaigns. He has a keen interest in development, the economy, jobs and growth in our city.
He first joined the Scottish Conservatives at age 14, and has stood for the party in both the 2016 and 2021 Holyrood Elections for Shettleston, as well as for the General Election in 2017 and 2019 for Glasgow East. Since first standing in 2016, Thomas has taken the Scottish Conservative share of the vote to its strongest ever polled in the East End going from just scrapping our deposit in 2015 to now comfortably having it the highest voting area for the Conservative Party in any seat across Glasgow.
Having first been elected at 20 and becoming Group Leader of the Glasgow Conservatives earlier in 2019 his passions include championing young people, fighting for social justice and standing up for working-class communities across Glasgow who feel left behind by both establishment parties.
On the rare occasion he has spare time he loves to spend time with family and friends, enjoys swimming and walking, and spoiling his newborn son Joshua and fiancee Shannon ... he also likes an occasional gin!