About Liam Kerr MSP

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

Elected on the 5th May 2016, Liam was appointed the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice within the Scottish Conservatives. 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. During his time in office, he has become a popular face in Holyrood and in September 2019, his hard work was rewarded with his promotion to Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservatives.

Since his election, Liam has tackled a wide variety of issues both local and national. His 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, he 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 from Dundee to Peterhead for many constituents and businesses and is a popular sight 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 under a zero-hours contract 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.