Alistair Carmichael

MP, Orkney and Shetland

Orkney and Shetland Liberal Democrat

A selection of Alistair Carmichael's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details

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Alistair Carmichael never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: English Votes on English Laws 2 Jul 2015

    If there are not to be two tiers of MPs in this House after these changes, what on earth does it mean to have a double majority at Report stage? I have to say I think it is an outrage that the Government are seeking to drive ahead with a fundamental challenge to the constitutional integrity of this House as the Parliament of the UK through Standing Orders. If the Leader of the House really...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance 1 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in each local authority area were eligible to receive carer's allowance on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many and what proportion of such people were in receipt of carer's allowance in each local authority area on that date.
  • Human Rights Act — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 30 Jun 2015

    I say, in passing, that I hope we never get to the stage where the implementation of law by the courts is entirely to the satisfaction of the Government. Surely the problem is that if we get to a point where we have a British Bill of Rights but remain a contracting party to the European convention, which has a higher standard of human rights protection, anyone dissatisfied with their rights...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

Entered the 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

  • The Secretary of State for Scotland (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) (12 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Members' Allowances Committee (9 Feb 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (1 Jun 2008 to 12 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (25 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (18 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (3 Mar 2006 to 18 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 May 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 2 Mar 2006)
  • Member, International Development Committee (5 Nov 2001 to 26 Feb 2002)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (10 May 2001 to 10 May 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions 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 54.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 68 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alistair Carmichael’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 595 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.

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