Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP


Orkney and Shetland


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Mr Carmichael

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 8181


Orkney: 14 Palace Road , Kirkwall, KW15 1PA
Tel: 01856 876541


Shetland: 171 Commercial Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0HX
Tel: 01595 690044
Fax: 01595 690055

Web & Social media


Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Orkney and Shetland 2015-
Member for Orkney and Shetland 2005-15
Member for Orkney & Shetland 2001-05
Contested Paisley South General Election 1987

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Secretary of State for Scotland 2013-15
Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons) 2010-13
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland 2008-10
Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2007-10
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 2006-07
Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) 2005-06
Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) 2001-05

Select committees

Post House Date
Members' Allowances Commons 2009-10
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) Commons 2008-08
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) Commons 2008-10
Scottish Affairs Committee Commons 2008-10
Public Accounts Committee Commons 2005-06
International Development Committee Commons 2001-02
Scottish Affairs Committee Commons 2001-05

Political interests

Transport, agriculture, fishing industry, criminal justice, energy

Countries of interest

Burma, Palestine/Israel, Uzbekistan


General Election 2015 General Election - Orkney and Shetland

Name Party Votes Share Change
Alistair Carmichael LD 9407 41.39% -20.6%
Danus Skene SNP 8590 37.79% 27.2%
Donald Cameron Con 2025 8.91% -1.6%
Gerry McGarvey Lab 1624 7.15% -3.5%
Robert Smith UKIP 1082 4.76% -1.6%
Majority 817 3.59%
Turnout 22728 65.78%
Electorate 34552
Result LD Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2015 for detailed results.

View the Commons Library elections site for detailed analysis of election data.