Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Alistair Carmichael voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Constitution: Scottish independence: constitutional implications for the rest of the UK.
Witnesses: (at 10.30am) evidence will be heard from Rt Hon. Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland and Rt Hon. Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, Advocate General for Scotland
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate the Scottish Government’s DEL net of depreciation and impairments will be increased by £218,114,000 from £28,304,169,000 to £28,522,283,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table: £'000 Change New DEL Fiscal RDEL -63,888...
Let me begin by congratulating the hon. Member for Glasgow North East (Mr Bain) on securing the debate and expressing my gratitude to the Backbench Business Committee for selecting it. It has been an excellent debate, made all the better by the fact that we have heard voices from the whole of the United Kingdom. It has brought contributions of both passion and intellect, and I think we...
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Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Trade and Industry
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Crown Estate
- Departmental Postal Services
- Royal Prerogative
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 5 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 78.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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") 512 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 100 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6QJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; £5090.04
Destination of visit: Cameroon
Date of visit: 18-29 August 2013
Purpose of visit: participation in VSO political volunteer scheme
(Registered 24 September 2013)
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