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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

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

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 England and Wales.

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

I am a member of the Royal Yachting Association.

I am a member of the RNLI.

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: 18 May 2022

Scottish Water (Reserves)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "A very rough calculation suggests that the chief executive officer and managers of Scottish Water, which is a publicly funded company, cost around £1.5 million—as well as the bonuses that Jackie Baillie talked about…

Chamber meeting date: 17 May 2022

Marine Life (Unexploded Ordnance)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I am enjoying the member’s contribution. Can she tell me whether anyone has studied the impact of exploding ordnance on commercial fish stocks or spawning grounds? In any event, will the minister address that in her closing speech?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Owner-occupied Homes (Decarbonisation)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The cost of the heat in buildings strategy is £33 billion. This Government has offered £1.8 billion towards it. Who will pay the rest?"

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Owner-occupied Homes (Decarbonisation)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The cost of the heat in buildings strategy is £33 billion. This Government has offered £1.8 billion towards it. Who will pay the rest?"

Chamber meeting date: 11 May 2022

Violent Crime

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

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 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, Stephen 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, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04445.2

Protecting Attainment Funding

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 67 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04445

Protecting Attainment Funding

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 16, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04445.1

Protecting Attainment Funding

Submitted by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 68 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 10 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-07949

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what meetings its ministers or officials had with management representatives at Glasgow Prestwick Airport between December 2019 and March 2022 in relation to the nationalisation of Scotland’s railways, and whether any conclusions or lessons from these meetings will be published."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08018

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) GP practices have used and (b) GPs have been recruited under the Golden Hello scheme in Aberdeen since the scheme was introduced."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08019

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the latest projections for the total costs of the (a) Baird Family Hospital and (b) ANCHOR Centre at NHS Grampian, and the expected completion dates of each."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08020

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many GP practices in each NHS board have used the Golden Hello scheme, and how much funding has it provided under this scheme since it was introduced."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07977

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings it had with the British Transport Police between December 2019 and March 2022 in relation to the nationalisation of Scotland’s railways."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08118

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02823 by Kate Forbes on 24 September 2021, how much of the £24 million for a new grade separated junction at the Laurencekirk A90/A937 south junction has been spent; whether this represents the entire budget for upgrading the junction; whether it projects that it will…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07950

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on removing the Abellio logo and name from livery, documentation and other parts of the train and rail infrastructure."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07947

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what studies or analysis it undertook of publicly-owned railways in other countries between December 2019 and March 2022, and whether the results of these will be published."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07946

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings it had with trade unions, staff representatives and passenger or transport groups between December 2019 and March 2022 in relation to the nationalisation of Scotland’s railways."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07948

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government which other countries its ministers or officials visited between December 2019 and March 2022 in order to see first-hand how publicly-owned railways operate, and whether the results of these visits will be published."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 9 May 2022

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