Alistair Carmichael

MP, Orkney and Shetland

Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrat

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How Alistair Carmichael voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    I congratulate the right hon. Member for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (Mr Brown) on securing today’s debate. Further, I congratulate, and commend him, on the role he played in the course of the independence referendum campaign. Nobody who heard his speeches and witnessed his passion and enthusiasm would have been in any doubt about the importance of the contribution he made in securing a...
  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    Yes. Barnett is safe, because it was in the vow. I caution the hon. Gentleman. He seeks time and again to suggest that, somehow or another, the vow made by the party leaders—[Interruption.] The hon. Gentleman asked his question, now he can sit and listen to the answer. He says time and again that somehow the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Deputy Prime Minister were...
  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    I see nods coming from the hon. Lady, who also sat through most of that debate.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Crown Estate
  • Departmental Postal Services
  • Railways
  • Shipping
  • Royal Prerogative

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Scotland

Other offices held in the past

  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (12 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (10 Feb 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Scottish and Northern Ireland Affairs (7 Oct 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (18 Apr 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (29 Jan 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Scottish Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Scotland (4 Jul 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs (4 Jul 2007 to 6 Mar 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Transport (21 Mar 2006 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 24 May 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Energy Review, Scotland (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland), Northern Ireland Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 548 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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