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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

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 2 party roles

Deputy Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Liam has had 6 previous roles

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biography

Overview

I moved to Aberdeen in 2004 and quickly became part of the community, joining the Aberdeen 100 Round Table and the St Fittick Rotary. I've also been active across numerous sports and social groups. At the same time, I was a practising employment lawyer, and furthered my education through Open University and other professional accreditation.

What motivated you to become an MSP?

I've always had a healthy interest in politics, but upon the arrival of my daughter, I felt I had to do more than shout at the TV. It prompted me to look at the Scotland that she would be growing up in, and I wanted to make a positive difference.

I joined my party's local association and was elected as chair, playing a leading role in the "No" campaign in Aberdeen for the 2014 Independence Referendum.

I was elected to the Scottish Parliament in the 2016 elections.

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.

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-30241 - Unanswered

25 June 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-29138 by Humza Yousaf on 4 June 2020, whether it will provide a list of the organisations that responded to the consultation, also broken down by those that agreed with Lord Bracadale's recommendation."

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S5W-29880 - Answered

12 June 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of (a) face-to-face, (b) phone and (c) video call meetings there have been between criminal justice social workers and offenders during the COVID-19 lockdown, and when it last corresponded with local authorities on this subject."

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S5W-30187 - Unanswered

23 June 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Transport Scotland Reference Group regarding the £200 million of funding for north east rail improvements between Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and whether it will provide an update on (a) any works identified by the group and (b) the status of track dualling at Usan Junction."

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S5W-30186 - Unanswered

23 June 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the timetable for work on Laurencekirk South junction, in light of reports by Transport Scotland that it has been further delayed."

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S5W-30105 - Unanswered

19 June 2020

Kerr, Liam: "To ask the Scottish Government whether the Cabinet Secretary for Justice will meet the family of the late Michelle Stewart to discuss progress towards strengthening victims’ rights and support, including increasing transparency and extending the opportunity for people affected by crime to have their voices heard."

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