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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 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 member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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

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: 26 June 2024

Additional Support Needs Teacher Numbers

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The Education, Children and Young People Committee’s report suggests that a reduction in teacher numbers has an impact on pupils’ behaviour, whether or not they have additional support needs…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Parole System

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Last week, The Courier reported: “A new parole hearing date has been confirmed for Angus killer Tasmin Glass as she seeks release from prison after serving only half her ten-year sentence ... Her case will now be considered by the Parole Board ..…

Chamber meeting date: 19 June 2024

Ambulance Turnaround Times

7. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to tackle long ambulance turnaround times. (S6O-03603)"

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2025-26

Liam Kerr: "Shona, you say in your submission that the five-year plan that you mentioned should include “a repurposing of an element of the overall skills and education resource”. Has the Government accepted the need for a five-year plan…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-28434

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S6W-27078 by Natalie Don on 9 May 2024, whether "the data from that exercise" was submitted to the Scottish Government in June 2024 as anticipated in order to inform the Scottish Government's approach, and, if this is not the case, for what reason, and when it anticipates that the…

Answered by Natalie Don on 16 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28583

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-27078 Natalie Don on 9 May 2024, in which it indicated its expectation that data on the scale, uptake and delivery models of breakfast provision across Scotland, both at local authority and schools' level, would be submitted to the Scottish Government in June 2024, whether it has…

Answer expected on 12 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28448

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it remains committed to reducing teachers' class-contact time to 21 hours per week, and, if so, when it expects to meet this target."

Answer expected on 5 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28487

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it had (a) completed all the work required to produce and (b) finalised a draft response to the Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment, prior to the commencement of the purdah period for the 2024 General Election."

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28482

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

"To ask the Scottish Government in what way any technological and connectivity restrictions have impacted its ability to deliver its planned national digital academy."

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28483

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many computing science teachers it expects will be recruited in 2024."

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28484

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it had (a) completed all the work required to produce and (b) finalised its guidance on mobile phones in schools, prior to the commencement of the purdah period for the 2024 General Election."

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28481

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many discussions it has had with teaching organisations regarding its plans to deliver a national digital academy in 2024, and what the outcomes were of any such discussions."

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28486

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills held, between 1 April and 22 May 2024, to discuss the Independent Review of Qualifications and Assessment, and what the outcomes were of any such meetings…

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28488

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it had (a) completed all the work required to produce and (b) finalised a draft action plan on behaviour in schools, prior to the commencement of the purdah period for the 2024 General Election."

Answer expected on 1 August 2024

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