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 very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions 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 very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Energy Supply 25 Feb 2015

    I have regular discussions with colleagues on issues affecting the energy sector in Scotland, including with the Scottish Government on energy supply issues.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Energy Supply 25 Feb 2015

    My hon. Friend’s key words were “for the moment”. The Scottish Government have come forward with a moratorium, and I am sure that we shall all watch the debate with keen interest. I remind her and the House that we removed the Scottish provisions from the Infrastructure Bill, and that the power to license onshore exploration for oil and gas will be devolved under the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Energy Supply 25 Feb 2015

    I am sure that if the hon. Gentleman seeks that information from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, it will be forthcoming.

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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)
  • Member, Members' Allowances (9 Feb 2009 to 6 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)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (1 Jun 2008 to 12 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (18 Apr 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (25 Mar 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (29 Jan 2008 to 11 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 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)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (3 Mar 2006 to 18 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 24 May 2006)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 May 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Home Affairs (1 Jun 2005 to 21 Mar 2006)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 2 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)
  • 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 13 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 74.06% 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") 587 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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