Liam grew up in Orkney and attended Kirkwall Grammar School, before graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Politics.
He was elected as Orkney’s MSP in 2007, following a period as a Special Advisor to the then Deputy First Minister, Jim Wallace. He has also worked as a researcher at Westminster and in the European Commission, before embarking on a career in consultancy. Since being elected, Liam has been a member of various Committees, including Finance, Rural Affairs & Environment, Education & Culture and now Justice. He is currently the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Justice and Energy, and leads for the party on the environment in parliament.