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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

Liam is a member of 9 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 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 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.

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: 1 February 2023

Scottish Government Meetings with European Delegates

4. Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what was discussed in official meetings that took place on 4 October 2022 between the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture and various European delegates. (S6O-01839)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Energy Sector Workforce (Retraining and Upskilling)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "The energy strategy trumpets a figure of 77,000 local low-carbon energy jobs by 2050…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

A96 (Dualling)

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "In a spate of crashes on the A96, two weeks ago, two people were seriously injured; last week, three people were hospitalised; and just yesterday, two more were hospitalised…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "A 2017 report said that, unless a roundabout was built at the Toll of Birness, there would be no safe gaps to join the A90 by 2023. Since then, the Government has spent just £67,000 on safety measures at the Toll of Birness…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 24 January 2023

Energy Bill

Liam Kerr (North East Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I have a couple of questions…

Votes

How Liam Kerr has voted in Parliament

Find out how Liam Kerr has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

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-14585

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12522 by Patrick Harvie on 9 December 2022, whether it has concluded reviewing its "cost estimates to deliver the heat transition on this basis", and when it plans to "provide a further update" in order to answer the question."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14586

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12922 by Jenny Gilruth on 21 December 2022, which states that it expects "an update from Transport Scotland on this matter imminently", whether the update has now been produced, and, if so, whether it will provide a revised answer to the question."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-13832

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any assessment has been conducted and will be published regarding its support to Scottish industry in relation to the research and development, manufacturing of, and the required skills to ensure the long-term maintenance of wind turbines."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13970

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government which of its vehicles, and those of its agencies, based in (a) Glasgow, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Aberdeen and (d) Dundee it projects will not comply with Low Emission Zone rules when they come into force."

Holding Answer by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13971

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the Workplace Parking Levy, how much money the policy has collected since March 2022; how many local authorities (a) currently implement the policy and (b) have signalled their intention to introduce the levy in the future."

Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13972

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions (a) ministers and (b) its staff have flown (i) out of and (ii) in to Prestwick Airport since 2013, broken down by year."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 31 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14360

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light if the reported commitment made by Alex Salmond in 2006 that if he were to become Scotland's First Minister in 2007 the first decision he would make, within 100 days, would be to dual the road between Ellon and Peterhead, whether it still plans to dual this section of the A90, and, if this is not the case,…

Answer expected on 27 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14252

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government on which dates the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans has visited police stations, fire stations, courts or prisons in the North East Scotland region since his appointment in May 2021, and whether it will provide specific details of each visit."

Answered by Keith Brown on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14056

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any new staff will be recruited in 2023 to support the delivery of the Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, and, if so, at what grades, and in what numbers."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-14055

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any new staff will be recruited in 2023 to support the delivery of climate change initiatives, and, if so, at what grades, and in what numbers."

Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2023

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