How Alistair Carmichael voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland and I have met the Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland on several occasions to discuss a range of welfare and employment related issues. Most recently, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State met the Chief Executive on 11 March 2015, alongside other members of the Scottish Leaders Welfare and Benefits Group. The meeting...
I have regular discussions with colleagues on issues affecting the energy sector in Scotland, including with the Scottish Government on energy supply issues.
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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 (since 7 Oct 2013)
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 (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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 73.83% 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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