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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 10 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 Music

Deputy Convener

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 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 15 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Net Zero Energy and Transport Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

03 September 2019 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 January 2017 - 29 June 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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 registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I am a member of the RNLI.

I am a member of the Royal Yachting Association.

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 registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

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

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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: 22 February 2024

Railway Infrastructure

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The report into Carmont showed that the class 43 high-speed trains were thought to be partially responsible for the consequences. When will the class 43 be replaced?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To be up front in this afternoon’s debate, I declare an interest as a practising solicitor who is regulated by the Law Society of Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 21 February 2024

Nuclear Energy

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

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

A96 Dualling (Inverness to Aberdeen)

2. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether the A96 will be dualled from Inverness to Aberdeen. (S6T-01797)"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 7 February 2024

Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I am not sure whether Mr Marra will talk specifically about taking forward his amendment 217 with the minister. For when the bill comes to stage 3, what reassurance has he had about the competency and workability of that amendment…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-25603

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the results from the Police Scotland pilot, Proportionate Response to Crime, in north east Scotland."

Answer expected on 4 March 2024

Question ref. S6T-01797

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether the A96 will be dualled from Inverness to Aberdeen."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25529

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Dog Control Notices have been issued in each of the last five years."

Answer expected on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25528

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to local authorities in implementing and enforcing the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, and whether it has implemented any feedback mechanism that enables it to understand whether any such support is sufficient for each individual local authority."

Answer expected on 12 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25527

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the (a) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and (b) Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 contains any mechanism that prevents owners from relinquishing ownership and/or responsibility for a dog that is subject to complaint, and, if this is not the case, what its position is on whether such a mechanism would be desirable."

Answer expected on 12 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25526

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what analysis it has undertaken of the effectiveness of the (a) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and (b) Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, and what conclusions it has arrived at as a result of any such analysis."

Answer expected on 12 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24887

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-21884 by Graeme Dey on 27 October 2023, whether it will now provide the update that it has promised regarding the new funding model for post-school education provision announced in the 2023-24 Programme for Government."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 8 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24885

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-22891 by Graeme Dey on 27 November 2023, whether Scotland’s universities will receive the full £5…

Answered by Graeme Dey on 7 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-24336

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to replace the ScotRail fleet of class 43 HST units; if so, when; what the on-costs of any replacement will be, including any break-fee with the current rolling stock provider, and whether there is a budget line in its 2023-24 Budget for this or whether any cost will come from elsewhere in the…

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 30 January 2024

Question ref. S6W-24344

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12917 by Jenny Gilruth on 21 December 2022, whether it has now finalised what the £200 million of funding on page 11 of the Scotland's Railway July 2022 publication, Enhancements Delivery Plan, will be spent on, and by when, and, if not, when it anticipates it will."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 30 January 2024

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