Alistair Carmichael MP Orkney and Shetland, Liberal Democrat


  • Tel 020 7219 8181

  • Fax 020 7219 1787

  • Email:

  • Website: Alistair Carmichael website

  • Constituency address

    Shetland: 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick ZE1 0EN United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Alistair Carmichael

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the Energy Review 2001-02; Liberal Democrat: Deputy Spokesperson for: Northern Ireland 2002-05, Home Affairs 2004-06, Shadow Secretary of State for: Transport 2006-07, Northern Ireland and Scotland 2007-08, 2008-10; Deputy Chief Whip (Comptroller of HM Household) 2010-13; Member, Parliamentary and Political Service Honours Committee 2012-13; Secretary of State for Scotland 2013-15.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Paisley South 1987 general election. Member for Orkney and Shetland since 7 June 2001 general election.
  • Political interests

    Transport, agriculture, fishing industry, criminal justice, energy.
  • Party groups

    Member, Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee 2004-; Deputy leader, Scottish Liberal Democrats 2012-; General Election Spokesperson for Scotland 2015.
  • Countries of interest

    Burma, Palestine/Israel, Uzbekistan.

Election record for Orkney and Shetland, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Liberal Democrat 61.78%
Labour 10.62%
Scottish National Party 10.52%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrat 11,989 61.78
Cooper, Mark Labour 2,061 10.62
Mowat, John Scottish National Party 2,042 10.52
Nairn, Frank Conservative 2,032 10.47
Smith, Robert UK Independence Party 1,222 6.3
Majority 9,928 votes
Electorate 33,085
Turnout (19,407) 58.66%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 24-27 September 2008, to Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, with members of the All-Party British-Norwegian Group, as a guest of the Norwegian Government who met the costs of the visit. (Registered 29 October 2008) 25-27 March 2009, during an otherwise non-registrable visit to South Korea, I travelled to Tokyo to do some campaigning work for Amnesty International. My hotel, food and all living costs in Tokyo were paid by Amnesty International. (Registered 16 April 2009)

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