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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

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 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 registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

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: 19 January 2022

Local Government Funding

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Will the minister take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

ScotWind Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The Scottish Conservatives welcome the announcement on ScotWind as we look to drive the United Kingdom forward with our collective ambitions to achieve net zero…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Retrofitting Buildings for Net Zero

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "At this morning’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting, I asked witnesses whether communities were aware of the impending deadlines and any support of which they might be able to avail themselves in order to do the retrofitting…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

General Practitioner Services (North East Scotland)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "In early December, I asked about Carden medical centre in Aberdeen, which is closing due to the Government’s failure to carry out workforce planning and to train and recruit GPs…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Car Travel

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The minister suggests reducing the need to travel by pushing people to online options…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05226

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what the objectives and key deliverables are for the Just Transition Fund (a) in year 1 (2022) and (b) for the first tranche of £20 million of funding, as announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy on 9 December 2021."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 18 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05303

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a detailed breakdown of the £49.1 million allocated under the Climate Action and Just Transition Fund, as detailed on page 86 of the draft Budget 2022-23."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 18 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05624

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on purchasing brand-new furniture in each of the last five years, broken down by each of its departments."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 18 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05671

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will (a) provide details of any formal meetings that have taken place between ministers and (i) trade unions, (ii) oil and gas companies, (iii) colleges, academia and education providers and (iv) oil and gas industry bodies in the North East Scotland region and Moray regarding the proposed Just Transition…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05672

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will (a) provide details of any formal meetings that have taken place between ministers and local authorities in the North East Scotland region and Moray regarding the proposed Just Transition Plan and Fund and (b) publish the minutes of any such meetings."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05673

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05062 by Patrick Harvie on 6 January 2022, when in 2022 it expects the consultation on detailed proposals for introducing regulations on minimum standards of energy efficiency for all private housing to begin; what the duration of the consultation period will be, and when it…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05634

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government to what degree and in what ways the Scottish Green Party and the Cooperation Agreement influenced the decision to reduce funding for capital works on motorways and trunk roads from £155.7 million to £136…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05614

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02823 by Kate Forbes on 24 September 2021, when "option selection" is scheduled to conclude in relation to the "rail improvement project"; what the current status is of the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement Scheme, and when the "statutory authorisation stage" is expected to…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05632

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) for what reason and (b) on what date it made the decision to reduce NatureScot's budget from £2.5 million to £1…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05626

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the cost has been to it in each of the last 10 years to process, decide upon or administer planning appeals in relation to onshore wind farms, including section 36 wind farm appeals that have been decided upon by the Scottish Government in the first instance, also broken down by the local authority area to which…

Awaiting answer

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