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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

X (previously known as 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 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

Until 18 April 2024 I owned a flat in Edinburgh. I estimated the value of the property to be between £150,001 and £200,000. The gross rental income from the property was between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Amended interest 24 April 2024, Ceased interest 24 April 2024]

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 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 Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

I am a member of the RNLI.

I am a member of the Royal Yachting Association.

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: 29 May 2024

Flood Damage (Compensation for Farmers)

3. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how much money it has distributed to farmers to address any damage caused by recent flooding. (S6O-03486)"

Chamber meeting date: 28 May 2024

Business Motions

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I rise to request that, after the early finish this week, on Thursday 30 May, a statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Transport regarding the imposition of a low-emission zone in Aberdeen from 1 June be inserted…

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Graduate Immigration Policy

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The Migration Advisory Committee, which was mentioned earlier, stated: “it is the failure to properly fund the sector that has led to an increasing overreliance on immigration.” It went on to say that it has “had no indication in ..…

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Low-emission Zones

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The Liberal Democrat co-leader of Aberdeen City Council stated in writing that: “The decision to introduce a Low Emission Zone in Aberdeen was taken by the Scottish Parliament, not the city council”…

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Point of Order

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

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13365

Michael Matheson Resignation

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Result 68 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 6 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13365.1

Michael Matheson Resignation

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 7 abstained, 6 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13365.2

Michael Matheson Resignation

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Result 68 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 6 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13368

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 1st Report, 2024 (Session 6)

Submitted by: Martin Whitfield, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Result 64 for, 0 against, 63 abstained, 2 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13368.1

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 1st Report, 2024 (Session 6)

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Result 68 for, 56 against, 2 abstained, 3 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. S6O-03534

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reconsidered collating information on the number of children who are “missing from education”, in light of its reported failure to do so to date."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27641

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it ceased the Mode Shift Revenue Support scheme."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27646

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it provides freight facilities grants for rail freight and coastal shipping terminals but not for wagons."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27679

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much public funding it has provided to ScotRail in each year since 2016."

Answer expected on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03486

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how much money it has distributed to farmers to address any damage caused by recent flooding."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27756

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the recorded causes of road traffic incidents at the Toll of Birness have been in the last 10 years."

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27755

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government at what time, or during what time periods, road traffic accidents, including all reported adverse incidents, have been recorded as having occurred at the Toll of Birness in the last 10 years."

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27754

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many adverse incidents have occurred at, or within a half mile radius of, the Toll of Birness in each year since 2010, including the period from January to end of May 2024."

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27736

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what consequences a dog might face where it attacks and physically injures a pedestrian."

Answer expected on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27735

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on the number of attacks by dogs on people that have been committed by dogs in harnesses as opposed to with leads."

Answer expected on 6 June 2024

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