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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: @LiamKerrMSP

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 local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Committees

Cross-party groups

Liam is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ice Sports

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Transport

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Member

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 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.

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

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 a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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

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 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: 26 January 2023

Energy Sector Workforce (Retraining and Upskilling)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The energy strategy trumpets a figure of 77,000 local low-carbon energy jobs by 2050…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

A96 (Dualling)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "In a spate of crashes on the A96, two weeks ago, two people were seriously injured; last week, three people were hospitalised; and just yesterday, two more were hospitalised…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "A 2017 report said that, unless a roundabout was built at the Toll of Birness, there would be no safe gaps to join the A90 by 2023. Since then, the Government has spent just £67,000 on safety measures at the Toll of Birness…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 January 2023

Energy Bill

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I have a couple of questions…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Points of Order

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

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

Motion ref. S6M-07710.1

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Alexander Stewart, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 30 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Liam 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-14360

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light if the reported commitment made by Alex Salmond in 2006 that if he were to become Scotland's First Minister in 2007 the first decision he would make, within 100 days, would be to dual the road between Ellon and Peterhead, whether it still plans to dual this section of the A90, and, if this is not the case,…

Answer expected on 27 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14252

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government on which dates the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans has visited police stations, fire stations, courts or prisons in the North East Scotland region since his appointment in May 2021, and whether it will provide specific details of each visit."

Answered by Keith Brown on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14056

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any new staff will be recruited in 2023 to support the delivery of the Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, and, if so, at what grades, and in what numbers."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13973

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions ministers have met with the developers of onshore windfarms in each of the past five years; which companies ministers met with, and when, and which ministers were involved in these meetings."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14055

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any new staff will be recruited in 2023 to support the delivery of climate change initiatives, and, if so, at what grades, and in what numbers."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14020

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-11868 by Patrick Harvie on 17 November 2022, whether it knows the precise locations of the (a) 170,000 off-gas-grid households and (b) approximately 40,000 households unsuitable for air source heat pump technology, and, if so, which region or islands the majority of these are…

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 27 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13833

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) work has been undertaken and (b) funding has been provided to explore the development of steel mills that could produce high-quality scrap steel from decommissioned oil and gas infrastructure."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 27 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14314

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13828 by Michael Matheson on 24 January 2023, whether it will provide the information requested regarding whether it consulted (a) Wood Mackenzie (b) Rystad and (c) Westwood Global Energy as part of the development of its Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, which was…

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13818

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to submit its Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan to the Climate Change Committee (CCC) to assess whether it is sufficiently "deep thinking" to meet the Scottish Government’s policies, and what its response is to reported comments by the CCC chief executive that its ministers are relying on…

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13969

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has carried out any analysis or assessment on the potential of nuclear energy in Scotland in the last 12 months; what the results of any such analysis were; what conclusions it has made about the impact of nuclear-generated energy for Scotland, and, based on any evidence, what contribution it concluded the…

Answered by Michael Matheson on 26 January 2023

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