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 very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
That is already Government policy. As the hon. Lady will be aware, the Smith commission heads of agreement stated that the licensing of onshore oil and gas extraction should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Government are committed to publishing draft clauses in that respect by 25 January.
The hon. Lady is right to say that the Scottish Government have planning and environmental regulation powers that would enable them to block any fracking project they wanted to block. It is sensible, in the circumstances, that they should be given responsibility for the licensing of such activities as well. That will be done as part of the Smith process.
That is part of the timetable to which we are all committed. Until I heard the Deputy First Minister speak at the National museum, I had thought that the hon. Gentleman’s party was committed to it as well. We are proceeding with that speedy and tight process. I will publish the draft clauses before 25 August—sorry, I mean 25 January, which is, incidentally, before 25 August....
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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)
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- Has spoken in 12 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 73.97% 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") 573 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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