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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Liam Kerr

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Liam Kerr

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @kerr_liam

Facebook: Liam's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6973
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Committees

Cross-party groups

Liam is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Liam does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Liam has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 7 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Justice Committee

Member

24 November 2016 - 20 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 18 January 2017

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 24 November 2016

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Liam'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 Liam Kerr. The date of their initial statement was 21 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I expect to receive dividends from Trinity Kerr Limited of between £500 and £2,000 per annum.

I am a director and employee of Trinity Kerr Limited, (a provider of legal services, c/o Infinity Partnership, Aberdeen). From May 2016 until July 2016 I received a gross salary of between £1,001 and £2,000. From July 2016 I have received no salary from this company.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh. I estimate the value of the property to be between £150,001 and £200,000. The gross rental income from the property is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

I hold ordinary shares in Trinity Kerr Limited, a provider of legal services, representing 100% of the issued share capital.

Voluntary

I am registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I own a small number of shares in Aberdeen Community Energy, a community group which has installed a community hydro-electric turbine in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen. I do not consider these shares to be above the threshold for registration.

I am a supporter of the following charities: ActionAid; The SOKO Fund, Lendwithcare.

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am a member of the Royal Yachting Association.

I am a member of the RNLI.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Liam 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: 7 October 2021

Heat in Buildings Strategy

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I thank the minister for advance sight of his statement. I am concerned by the length of time that it has taken to get to this point…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 5 October 2021

Committee Priorities

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. I have three quick questions. First, do you expect the costs of renewable electricity to fall as more infrastructure is built? If so, could renewable electricity ultimately become an alternative to gas for heating?"

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Chain Store Closures

2. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent research, which suggests that chain stores in Scotland closed at a rate of 30 per week during the first six months of 2021. (S6O-00226)"

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Brexit Impact on Supply Chain and Labour Market

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy says that the Scottish Government has the power to maintain universal credit at the higher level, but it is not willing to do so. Will the minister demand that she changes her mind?"

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Liam 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-03950

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered the use of renewable liquid fuel alternatives, such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), as a solution when replacing gas boilers, and, if so, whether it plans to provide incentives to homeowners who make such a change."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03856

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that Scotland's two nuclear power stations provide approximately 34% of Scotland’s daily electricity needs, from where that electricity will be sourced following their closure."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03857

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the UK Government's Heat and Buildings Strategy aiming to ensure that heat pumps cost the same as fossil fuel boilers by 2030, whether it plans to set out a similar ambition and route to achievement of equalisation of cost by 2030, and, if so, when it will do so."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03855

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the UK Government's £60 million innovation fund to make clean heat systems smaller, easier to install and cheaper to run, whether it plans to launch a similar fund for Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03300

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S6W-02678 to S6W-02684 and S6W-02686 by Richard Lochhead on 22 September 2021, whether it will (a) provide a copy of, or signposting to, the "co-design and co-delivery approach" that is referred to, (b) clarify what the "programme of broad engagement" will be and when it will be…

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 20 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03299

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S6W-02678 to S6W-02684 and S6W-02686 by Richard Lochhead on 22 September 2021, whether it will clarify what or who it means, precisely, by "partners, communities and other stakeholders"."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 20 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03771

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding or financial support it plans to put in place to support homeowners and landlords to achieve the required targets set out in its Heat in Buildings Strategy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03772

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it plans to take to ensure that the contents of its Heat in Buildings Strategy do not disproportionately impact remote and rural communities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03775

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the funding allocated to the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme will be sufficient to meet its ambitions for the deployment of heat networks."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03776

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of air source heat pumps reportedly running at significantly cooler temperatures than gas boilers, what it recommends (a) older and (b) all homeowners do to maintain their heating at a gas boiler temperature level."

Awaiting answer

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