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 for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year 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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Alistair Carmichael hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Smith Commission 27 Nov 2014

    I acknowledge that this process has not been easy for any of the parties; it has involved compromise on all sides. I pay tribute to the hon. Lady and her colleagues in the Scottish Labour party for the compromises and progress that they have made. They have acted in accordance with the spirit that was expected by the people of Scotland following the referendum vote. The hon. Lady mentioned...
  • Women and Equalities: Smith Commission 27 Nov 2014

    In Scotland, on 18 September, we decided that we wanted to remain part of the United Kingdom. That was clear and unequivocal, and it is that position that we are now entrenching. To answer the hon. Gentleman’s last question, I believe that these proposals will strengthen the position of Scotland and the United Kingdom for the future. I am sensitive to his concerns about the need for...
  • Women and Equalities: Smith Commission 27 Nov 2014

    I do not disagree in any way, shape or form with what the right hon. Gentleman says. Indeed, the sentiment he refers to was reflected in the remit we gave Lord Smith and then in the principles that underpinned his work—the principles agreed by all five parties to the discussion. I believe that what they have brought forward today is entirely consistent with those principles.

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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)
  • 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 74.56% 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") 551 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

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