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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

Website: liamkerr.org.uk

Twitter: @kerr_liam

Facebook: Liam's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6973
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Liam is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Liam is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Prevention and Healing of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Liam does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Liam has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 9 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

24 November 2016 - 20 August 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

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 Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

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

MSP's 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 18 May 2016.

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. [Amended interest 16 September 2017]

I expect to receive dividends from Trinity Kerr Limited of between £3,001 and £5,000 per annum. [Amended interest 16 September 2017]

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 member of the National Trust for Scotland. [Registered 31 October 2016]

I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

I am registered with the Law Society of Scotland.

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. [Registered 31 October 2016]

I am registered with the Law Society of England and Wales.

I am a member of the RNLI [Registered 16 September 2017]

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

I was a member of the Scottish Association of Landlords. [Registered 31 October 2016, Amended interest 10 March 2020, Ceased interest 2020]

I am an ordinary member of the Caledonian Railway Association. [Registered 12 March 2019]

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.

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 15 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 64 for, 35 against, 30 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780.3

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 65 for, 55 against, 9 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22800

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 114 for, 1 against, 14 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22731

Employment Support

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result 89 for, 28 against, 12 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Liam Kerr in Parliament

Find out what motions Liam Kerr has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22760

Robert Gordon University Named Scottish University of the Year

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22748

Mental Health and Family Support Initiatives in Angus

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22689

Poppies Pre-School, Laurencekirk

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22605

Aberdeen FC's Thrive App

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22496

Stonehaven Rail Accident First Responders

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-32018 - Unanswered

24 September 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on 23 September 2020 (Official Report, c…

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S5W-32018 - Unanswered

24 September 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on 23 September 2020 (Official Report, c…

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S5W-31917 - Unanswered

21 September 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports (a) that there has been a reduction in the number of young lawyers wishing to do criminal defence work and (b) highlighting figures that show a decline in the number of registered criminal law firms and criminal lawyers of approximately a quarter in the last 10 years."

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S5W-30668 - Answered

13 July 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the data it is using to commence quarantine checks for international arrivals in Scotland was not considered to be of sufficient quality on 22 June 2020."

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S5O-04614 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made with its commitment to recruit 850 extra teachers and around 200 additional support staff to help schools deal with the pressures arising from their reopening following the lockdown."

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