Alistair Carmichael

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

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Alistair Carmichael’s voting in Parliament

Alistair Carmichael is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Alistair Carmichael sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alistair Carmichael generally voted against smoking bans, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Alistair Carmichael has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 25 Jun 2019

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 18 Jul 2019

    Human Rights in Saudi Arabia and the detention of opponents of the regime – Alistair Carmichael. Westminster Hall debate; 1:30 pm
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Sanitary Protection 8 Jul 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269008 on Pupils: Sanitary Protection, what criteria his Department uses to assess the environmental friendliness of those products.
  • Plastic Pollution (No. 2) 3 Jul 2019

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to set targets for the reduction of plastic pollution; to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy and annual reports on plastic pollution reduction; to establish an advisory committee on plastic pollution; and for connected purposes. You have 10 minutes to rest your voice, Madam Deputy Speaker. Plastic pollution has attracted...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Alistair Carmichael campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Trade and Industry
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Crown Estate
  • Railways
  • Departmental Postal Services
  • Shipping
  • Royal Prerogative

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 7 Feb 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Chief Whip (since 16 Jun 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (since 16 Jun 2017)

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 16 Jun 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Jul 2019.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kuwait National Assembly
Address of donor: Arabian Gulf Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait, PO Box 716 Safat Postal Code 13008

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £3,800

Destination of visit: Kuwait

Dates of visit: 6 - 9 November 2018

Purpose of visit: APPG on Kuwait delegation to visit the Kuwait Parliament and to gain a better understanding of the important Kuwait/UK bilateral relationship.

(Registered 29 November 2018)
Name of donor: Open Society Foundation
Address of donor: 224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Contribution towards flights, accommodation, sustenance and incidental expenses, total value £1,985.31. All other costs met by a non-registrable source.

Destination of visit: Japan

Dates of visit: 28 February - 4 March 2019

Purpose of visit: Invited by the Japanese Federal Bar Association (JFBA) and to meet with government ministers, officials and MPs to discuss the abolition of the death penalty.

(Registered 08 April 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 22 September 2017, unremunerated Director of the Council for Arab-British Understanding. (Registered 12 October 2017)

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