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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 7 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 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 registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I am a member of the RNLI.

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 Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

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

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 September 2022

Transport Infrastructure Improvements (North-east Scotland)

4. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on transport infrastructure improvements in the north-east. (S6O-01375)"

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2022

Oil and Gas Exploration Licences

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Mark Ruskell strangely forgot to mention that Guterres also said: “fossil fuels cannot be shut down overnight. A just transition means leaving no person or country behind…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, panel. My question is for Louise Marix Evans in the first instance, and then I will put it to Andrew Burns…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Energy Price Rises Report

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The report notes that homes that are not connected to the gas grid are often more expensive to heat…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

A9 and A96 (Dualling)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The consultation that has been referred to did not offer the option of dualling the A96 between Huntly and Aberdeen. Can people in the north-east take it that that means that dualling of that stretch has been quietly dropped?"

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 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-11135

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many public electric vehicle (EV) charging points have been reported as broken or out of service and (b) what it estimates the cost has been of repairing broken and out of service public EV charging points, in each of the last three years, broken down by geographical area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11137

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) what data it holds on the inspection of flood defences, (b) how many such inspections have taken place and (c) what the results and outcomes of these inspections have been, in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11136

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much each local authority has spent on installing electric vehicle charging points in each of the last three years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10964

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish its 10-year islands connectivity plan, and what assessment it has made of any impact of not having done so on people in remote and island communities, particularly in relation to the adequacy of ferry services."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10632

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10006 by Michael Matheson on 23 August 2022, in light of it stating that it has not yet assessed the cost of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 and not providing a suggestion of a figure, whether it has at least assessed the cost of achieving net zero greenhouse…

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10934

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its response to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s December 2020 report on regional marine planning, following Marine Scotland’s internal review."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10933

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the National Marine Plan Review 2021, and when it will publish its decision on whether it will amend or replace the current National Marine Plan."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11128

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions its vehicles have received penalties for speeding or driving in prohibited areas such as bus lanes in each of the last five years, broken down by type of offence and penalty."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11129

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05625 by Patrick Harvie on 24 January 2022, how much it has spent on Spaces for People since April 2022, broken down by local authority area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11132

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it has on Low Emission Zones in Scotland’s cities regarding vehicles that have been recorded entering zones, that are not currently operational, that would be issued with penalties once zones are fully operational in the coming years."

Awaiting answer

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