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Alistair Carmichael

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Alistair Carmichael was the Liberal Democrats candidate in Orkney and Shetland in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Alistair Carmichael - here's everything we know so far!

Party manifesto

Alistair Carmichael was the Liberal Democrats candidate. Find out more about their policies in the Liberal Democrats manifesto.

Statement to voters

Alistair was elected to Parliament in 2001 as MP for Orkney and Shetland.

Alistair was born and raised on Islay. He first worked in the hotel industry before attending University of Aberdeen where he graduated with a degree in Law in 1992. After graduating, Alistair worked as a Procurator Fiscal Depute then moved into private practise as a solicitor.

He married his wife Kate in 1987 and they live in Orkney with their two sons, Sandy and Simon.

Since becoming an MP in 2001, Alistair has campaigned on a range of issues important to people in the Northern Isles, such as farming, fishing, offshore oil and gas, and more recently the development of renewables. He is also well-known for his work on human rights and has been an active campaigner for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty.

This statement was added by Alistair Carmichael, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

Wikipedia

Alexander Morrison "Alistair" Carmichael is a Scottish Liberal Democrats politician and has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Orkney and Shetland since the 2001 general election. He was the only Scottish MP representing the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons during the 57th Parliament (2015–2017). He is the longest-serving Liberal Democrat MP in the House of Commons.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1965-07-15

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Local hustings

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(Past event) Monday 2 December 2019 00:00: BBC Radio Shetland hustings, . See video or other info from this event.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Orkney and Shetland
  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Orkney and Shetland
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Orkney and Shetland
  • 2010: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Orkney and Shetland

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