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 strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details

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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Scotland: Sovereignty 22 Jul 2014

    As Secretary of State for Scotland, I have met the right hon. Member for Edinburgh South West (Mr Darling) on two occasions where we discussed issues of importance to the people of Scotland. Officials in the Office of the Advocate-General have not had any meetings with the right hon. Member.
  • Written Answers — Scotland: Members: Correspondence 8 Jul 2014

    I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given by the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr Maude), on 7 July 2014, Official Report, columns 5-6W.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: International Inward Investment 2 Jul 2014

    As part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has an impressive track record of attracting international inward investment, which recent figures have put at its highest level for 16 years. Scotland has strong potential to build on that record as part of the UK, the No. 1 location for Europe-bound foreign investment.

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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

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 8 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 75.57% 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") 530 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: VSO UK
Address of donor: 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6QJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; £5,090.04
Destination of visit: Cameroon
Date of visit: 18-29 August 2013
Purpose of visit: participation in VSO political volunteer scheme
(Registered 24 September 2013)

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