Alistair Carmichael

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

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Trident Nuclear Weapons System Replacement

The UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, comprising missile armed submarines, provides a continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent. There have been votes on if the system should be replaced with a new nuclear deterrent when Trident reaches the end of its lifespan.

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Alistair Carmichael consistently voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system

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Major votes

  • On 18 Jul 2016: Alistair Carmichael voted against replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines; the proposal for replacement was intended to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2007: Alistair Carmichael voted against maintaining the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2007: Alistair Carmichael voted against maintaining the UK's minimum strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the existing system. Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 26 May 2016: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — UK Membership of the EU — Nuclear Weapons — House of Lords — Devolution — Refugee Crisis in Europe Show vote
  • On 24 Nov 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Deterrent Programme Renewal Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2015: Alistair Carmichael was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Trident Nuclear Weapons System Renewal Show vote

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