A selection of Alistair Carmichael's votes
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Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Voted a mixture of for and against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
4 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2004–2011
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
10 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2003–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 5 absences, between 2008–2016
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Will the Minister give way?
It is a pleasure to take part in the debate and to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Edward. I congratulate the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton), who introduced the debate, and his colleagues on obtaining time from the Backbench Business Committee. It is almost trite to say that post offices, and sub-post offices in particular, are central to the life of many of our...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish the updated version of the Consolidated Guidance to Intelligence Officers and Service Personnel on the Detention and Interviewing of Detainees Overseas, and on the Passing and Receipt of Intelligence Relating to Detainees; and if he will make a statement.
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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Alistair Carmichael campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Trade and Industry
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Crown Estate
- Departmental Postal Services
- Royal Prerogative
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (29 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)
- The Secretary of State for Scotland (7 Oct 2013 to 8 May 2015)
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 97 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Alistair Carmichael’s speeches
- Has received answers to 88 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 58.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
- 70 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 714 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley St, London W1K 1NB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air travel, food and accommodation to a value of £5,100
Destination of visit: Qatar
Date of visit: 14-17 February 2017
Purpose of visit: British-Qatar APPG
visit to meet Ministers and officials, visit proposed World Cup
sites and discuss bilateral relations and regional issues.
(Registered 08 March 2017
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