How Alistair Carmichael voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
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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
- Home Department
- Trade and Industry
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Crown Estate
- Departmental Postal Services
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 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 74.60% 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.
- 61 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alistair Carmichael’s activity
- 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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