About Liam Kerr

Liam Kerr is a current regional member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland.

First elected in 2016 and re-elected in May 2021, Liam served the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice within the Scottish Conservatives before being appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport. 

In addition to his spokesperson role, Liam is dedicated to working for and speaking out on behalf of everyone in the region, regardless of who they voted for or even if they didn't vote at all, and is committed to getting the very best for the North-East. 

Throughout his time in Parliament, Liam has tackled a wide variety of issues both local and national. His successful campaign to see #FinnsLaw implemented forced the Scottish Government to take a tougher stance on those who harm animals working for the emergency services. In addition, Liam managed to get the Scottish Government to cancel their plans to merge the British Transport Police and Police Scotland.

On a local level he has dealt with cases for many constituents and businesses and is a popular face amongst the myriad of small towns and communities along our coastline thanks to his love of sailing.

Liam is an Accredited Specialist employment lawyer of some 16 years standing, acting for household name companies whilst employed by two of the World’s largest law firms. Prior to his election, Liam operated his own practice.

Liam started his working life on £2.50 per hour as a chef in a quality Edinburgh restaurant before working as a commission-based telecoms salesman for a number of years and as a session musician in London. During his 15 years as a lawyer in Aberdeen, he has given lectures at RGU and Aberdeen University, been a Director of two prominent North-East charities and performed both classical and jazz piano.

Liam is married to a primary school teacher, sails a small boat and studied an MBA through the Open University. Liam is a member and former chairman of the Aberdeen 100 Round Table and a former member of St Fittick Rotary.