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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

Post-d: @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 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

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 am a member of the RNLI.

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

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.

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: 25 May 2022

Solar Energy

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I congratulate Fergus Ewing on bringing the debate to the Parliament. It is not before time…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 May 2022

Companies Act 2006 (Scottish public sector companies to be audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2022 [Draft]

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "I want to clarify something that I think you said, minister. As a point of genuine clarification, when you say that ScotRail is “the employer”, is it ScotRail Trains Ltd that is the employing entity?"

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 May 2022

High Speed Rail (Crewe-Manchester) Bill

Liam Kerr: "Minister, the cabinet secretary has said that we support high-speed rail but that we do not want to recommend supporting five clauses, or elements, of the bill…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 May 2022

Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero

Liam Kerr: "I will follow up on Morag Watson’s opening remarks. You said that we need 20GW by 2030…

Chamber meeting date: 19 May 2022

Oil and Gas Fields

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Does the First Minister not recognise that domestic oil and gas projects can help to reduce energy prices, secure energy security and secure thousands of jobs through a fair transition, and that they have a lower carbon footprint than imported supplies and thus can help to progress our journey to net zero?"

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04621

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 65 for, 48 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04621.1

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04621.2

Update on Delivery of Social Security Benefits

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Supported by: Mark Griffin, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Result 49 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04580.3

Community Wealth Building – Delivering Transformation in Scotland’s Local and Regional Economies

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Result 31 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04567.1

Keeping Care Close to Home and Improving Outcomes

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 23, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Result 21 for, 97 against, 3 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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-08745

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the steering group to implement the recommendations on safety performance in response to the Carmont rail accident will be convened, and when it anticipates it will report."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08743

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the conclusion of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch into the Carmont rail crash, when it will replace the 25 Class 43 HSTs in the ScotRail fleet, and, if Transport Scotland's position remains that this will occur only when "Network Rail has completed the electrification of all or most of the routes…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08739

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when Transport Scotland will publish the post-completion noise monitoring reports for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08738

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when residents of Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire who have been directly affected by the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will receive any compensation that they are due."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08744

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates Transport Scotland will (a) commence and (b) conclude its review of ScotRail's rolling stock."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08647

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on travel expenses for ministers, civil servants or other staff to travel on Edinburgh’s trams network, in each year since 2014."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08649

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints from (a) passengers and (b) staff were received by ScotRail services between 1 and 30 April 2022, broken down by the reason for the complaint."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08651

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much compensation Transport Scotland has paid to motorists and businesses for vehicle damage sustained on Scotland’s trunk road network, and on which trunk roads these incidents occurred, in each of the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08650

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of businesses and projects which have received money from the Scottish National Investment Bank, since it was established, specifically with the aim of helping Scotland meet its net zero targets."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08648

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many vehicles are currently in its fleet, including its agencies, broken down by the number of (a) electric, (b) hybrid, (c) diesel and (d) petrol vehicles."

Awaiting answer

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