Voting Record — Alistair Carmichael MP, Orkney and Shetland (10785)

Alistair Carmichael is currently Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), , Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs), and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland),

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
13 Dec 2019 still in office LDem 0 votes out of 756, 0.0% 756 votes out of 1034, 73.1% 27 times
9 Jun 2017 6 Nov 2019 LDem 1 vote out of 346, 0.3% 346 votes out of 463, 74.7% 8 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 LDem 2 votes out of 275, 0.7% 275 votes out of 467, 58.9% 3 times
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 LDem 6 votes out of 914, 0.7% 914 votes out of 1239, 73.8% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 LDem 9 votes out of 852, 1.1% 852 votes out of 1288, 66.1% 2 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 LDem 13 votes out of 854, 1.5% 854 votes out of 1246, 68.5% 2 times

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelLDem VoteRôle
Commons27 Feb 2024“Insolvency of certain persons with an interest in higher-risk and relevant buildings — New Clause 1 - Estate management services tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Dec 2023Victims and Prisoners Bill — New Clause 10 - Sewage Illness Victim Compensation Scheme tellayeaye Teller
Commons22 May 2023Non-Domestic Rating Bill — Clause 13 - Requirements for ratepayers etc to provide information tellayeaye Teller
Commons27 Mar 2023Illegal Migration Bill — New Clause 6 - Safe Passage Pilot Scheme tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Jan 2023Stamp Duty Land Tax (Reduction) Bill — New Clause 3 - Review: second homes in National Parks and Areas of Natural Beauty tellayeaye Teller
Commons30 Nov 2022Finance Bill — Clause 5 - Basic rate limit and personal allowance for tax years 2026 and 2027-28 tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Jul 2022Northern Ireland Protocol Bill — Clause 1 - Overview of main provisions tellayeaye Teller
11 Jul 2022Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice),
10 Jul 2022Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office),
Commons18 May 2022Programme for Government — Amendment from the Leader of the Liberal Democrats tellayeaye Teller
Commons26 Apr 2022Judicial Review and Courts Bill — Clause 1 — Quashing orders tellnono Teller
Commons22 Mar 2022Nationality and Borders Bill — Clause 71 — Electronic Travel Authorisations — Local Journeys from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland tellnono Teller
Commons14 Mar 2022Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill — New Clause 5 — Report on the Impact of Government Policy on River Pollution on Sentient Animals tellayeaye Teller
9 Feb 2022Stopped being Member, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill Committee
2 Feb 2022Became Member, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill Committee
1 Dec 2021Stopped being Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee
24 Nov 2021Became Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee
Commons6 Jul 2021Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill — Second Reading tellnono Teller
Commons5 Jul 2021Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill — Clause 55 — Imposing Conditions on Noisy Assemblies Such as Protests tellayeaye Teller
Commons26 May 2021Environment Bill — Clause 95 — General Duty to Conserve and Enhance Biodiversity tellayeaye Teller
Commons25 Mar 2021Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) (No.2) tellnono Teller
Commons8 Dec 2020Financial Assistance to Industry — Authorisation of Payments To Compensate for Indirect Costs of the UK Emissions Trading System or the Carbon Emissions Tax and Carbon Price Support Mechanism tellnono Teller
Commons16 Nov 2020Pension Schemes Bill — Clause 123 — Funding of Defined Benefit Schemes tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 Oct 2020Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause — Time Limit on Immigration Detention for EEA and Swiss Nationals tellnono Teller
Commons15 Oct 2020Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Third Reading tellnono Teller
Commons15 Oct 2020Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Clause 2 — Relevant Authorities tellayeaye Teller
Commons30 Sep 2020Coronavirus Act 2020 (Review of Temporary Provisions) tellnono Teller
Commons29 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 45 — Regulations on Northern Ireland Trade and State Aid — Compliance with Domestic and International Law tellayeaye Teller
Commons21 Sep 2020United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — Clause 40 — Northern Ireland — Avoiding a Hard Border — Compliance with Belfast/Good Friday Agreement and Withdrawal Agreement tellayeaye Teller
7 Sep 2020Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland),
7 Sep 2020Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
7 Sep 2020Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office),
7 Sep 2020Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs),
7 Sep 2020Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union),
7 Sep 2020Stopped being Liberal Democrat Chief Whip,
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 29 — Close Alignment with EU Single Market — Participation in EU Projects — Rights and Protections tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 10 — Implementation Period Negotiating Objectives: Erasmus+ tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 6 — Future Relationship with the European Union — Parliamentary Approval tellayeaye Teller
Commons7 Jan 2020European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill — New Clause 34 — Settled Status: Right to Appeal tellayeaye Teller
6 Jan 2020Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs),
6 Jan 2020Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union),
6 Jan 2020Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland),
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelLDem VoteRôle
21 Aug 2019Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
7 Feb 2019Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs),
Commons19 Nov 2018Finance Bill — Clause 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for 2019-20 and 2020-21 tellnono Teller
Commons11 Sep 2018Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill — Third Reading tellnono Teller
Commons11 Sep 2018Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill — New Clause 2 — Entering or Remaining in a Designated Area Overseas tellayeno Rebel Teller
Commons10 Jul 2018Cross-party Government of National Unity tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Feb 2018Space Industry Bill — Clause 68 — Regulations — Role of MPs in Parliament — Reports — Consultation tellayeaye Teller
Commons17 Jan 2018European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 11 — Rescinding of Notification of Withdrawal if no House of Commons Resolution Approving Either a Withdrawal Agreement or Withdrawal Without Agreement tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 19 — Referendum on Withdrawal Agreement tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 Dec 2017European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 7 — Retention of Laws Required by the UK's Membership of the Single Market tellayeaye Teller
16 Jun 2017Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland),
16 Jun 2017Became Liberal Democrat Chief Whip,
16 Jun 2017Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelLDem VoteRôle
3 May 2017Stopped being Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
Commons27 Mar 2017Bus Services Bill — Report on Provision of Concessionary Bus Travel to Apprentices Aged 16 to 18 tellayeaye Teller
Commons8 Feb 2017European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Report on Referendum to Ratify the UK's New Relationship with the EU tellayeaye Teller
31 Oct 2016Became Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
17 Oct 2016Stopped being Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee
Commons9 Feb 2016Opposition Day — Housing: Long-Term Plan — Ten New Garden Cities tellayeaye Teller
Commons7 Dec 2015Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — New Clause 7 — English National Park Authorities: Powers minorityaye Rebel
Commons28 Oct 2015Human Rights (Joint Committee): Nomination of Committee minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Sep 2015Assisted Dying Bill — Second Reading minorityunknown Unknown
29 Jul 2015Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
8 Jul 2015Became Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee
8 May 2015Stopped being The Secretary of State for Scotland,
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelLDem VoteRôle
Commons11 Feb 2015Offence of Failing to Prevent Smoking In an Enclosed Vehicle in the Presence of Someone Under 18 minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Nov 2014Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — New Clause 2 — Pubs Code: Market Rent Only Option for Tenants of Large Pub-Owning Businesses minorityaye Rebel
7 Oct 2013Became The Secretary of State for Scotland,
7 Oct 2013Stopped being Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons),
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons to Sit on Tuesdays from 7pm until 10pm to Consider Private Members' Bills Majorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2010Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee Majorityaye Rebel
12 May 2010Became Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons),
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Scottish Affairs Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Members' Allowances Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
6 May 2010Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland),
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelLDem VoteRôle
12 Apr 2010Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland),
Commons9 Feb 2010Bill Presented — Climate Change (Sectoral Targets) Bill — Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill (Money) (No. 3) minorityaye Rebel
Commons13 May 2009Bill Presented — Clause 16 — Rates and rebates from September 2009 tellayeaye Teller
Commons30 Apr 2009MPs' financial interests — Full and complete registration minorityaye Rebel
Commons1 Apr 2009Deferred Divisions — Adjournment (May Day) minorityaye Rebel
9 Feb 2009Became Member, Members' Allowances Committee
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Clause 4 — Prohibitions in connection with genetic material not of human origin minorityno Rebel
Commons22 Oct 2008Deferred Divisions — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] minorityno Rebel
22 Jul 2008Stopped being Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee)
Commons3 Jul 2008MPs' salaries — £650 catch-up payment — rejected minorityno Rebel
1 Jun 2008Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland),
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Animal DNA may be inserted into an embryo minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Cannot use gametes or pronuclei — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons19 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Human-animal hybrid licenses minorityno Rebel
1 May 2008Became Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee)
25 Mar 2008Became Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
28 Jan 2008Became Member, Scottish Affairs Committee
18 Oct 2007Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland),
18 Oct 2007Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport),
22 May 2006Stopped being Member, Public Accounts Committee
3 Mar 2006Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport),
2 Mar 2006Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
12 Jul 2005Stopped being Member, Scottish Affairs Committee
12 Jul 2005Became Member, Public Accounts Committee
Commons5 Jul 2005Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill — Timetable tellnono Teller
10 May 2005Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
10 May 2005Stopped being Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change),
HouseDateSubjectAlistair CarmichaelLDem VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Modernisation of the House of Commons minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Nov 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) (No.2) Majorityno Rebel
Commons2 Nov 2004Children Bill [Lords] — New Clause 12 — Reasonable punishment minorityno Rebel
Commons27 Oct 2004New Clause 10 — Victims of persons subject to hospital order with restriction order: representations — Clause 22 — Procedure for determining fitness to plead: England and Wales minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons15 Sep 2004Hunting Bill (Procedure) Majorityaye Rebel
Commons12 May 2004Deferred Division — Visitor Facilities minorityaye Rebel
Commons25 Feb 2004School Admissions (Prohibition of Religious Discrimination) minorityno Rebel
Commons30 Oct 2003Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees — PAY FOR CHAIRMEN OF SELECT COMMITTEES (No. 2) Majorityno Rebel
Commons30 Oct 2003Pay for Chairmen of Select Committees Majorityno Rebel
Commons30 Jun 2003Hunting Bill (Programme) (No. 3) Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 May 2003Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Rate of Duty on Spirits tellayeaye Teller
Commons14 Apr 2003Smoking (Restaurants) Bill minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Dec 2002Hunting Bill (Programme) minorityunknown Unknown
Commons16 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Disclosing protected information about adults Majorityaye Rebel
Commons27 Feb 2002Proceeds of Crime Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Clause 447 — Orders and regulations tellayeaye Teller
26 Feb 2002Stopped being Member, International Development Committee
5 Nov 2001Became Member, International Development Committee
16 Jul 2001Became Member, Scottish Affairs Committee
10 May 2001Became Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change),

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

19% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
74% Academy Schools - for
84% Action to prevent domestic violence and abuse
59% Action to Reduce Spread of COVID-19
8% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
36% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
69% Apprenticeships
100% Assisted Dying
10% Asylum System - More strict
10% Authorised Criminal Conduct by Undercover Sources
1% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
100% Ban fox hunting
16% Bankers' Bonus Tax
75% Brexit veto for Scotland, Wales and NI
26% Business and community control of schools: For
83% Cap or Reduce Public Sector Redundancy Payments
98% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
100% Closed Material Proceedure
85% Coalition Programme for Government - For
0% Control Orders
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
100% Decamp from Palace of Westminister During Works
22% Delegate more powers to government ministers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
14% Deprivation of Citizenship - Easier to Do
100% Do more to help refugees inclding children
89% Easier access to abortion
100% Employee Shareholder Status
66% Employment rights
31% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
54% Energy Prices - More Affordable
0% English Votes on English Laws etc.
100% Environmental water quality
66% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
75% European Union Integration - For
85% Excess Bedroom Benefit Reduction - Social Tenants
8% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
100% Fire Safety
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
94% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
20% Foundation hospitals - In favour
100% Fox hunting - Ban
21% Free Market Within United Kingdom
84% Fully Elected House of Lords
75% Further devolution to Northern Ireland
62% Further devolution to Scotland
56% Further devolution to Wales
48% Gambling - Against permissiveness
81% GP Commissioning in the NHS
0% Heathrow Third Runway - In Favour
60% Higher Benefits for Ill and Disabled
98% Higher Pay for Public Sector Workers
60% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
83% Higher taxes on banks
25% Higher taxes on sugary drinks
50% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
96% Homosexuality - Equal rights
72% HS2 - In Favour
79% Human Rights and Equality
0% Identity cards - For introduction
76% Imported Goods Must Equal UK Standards
0% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
50% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Incentivise membership of press regulator
85% Increase Air Passenger Duty
68% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
44% Increase the state pension age
88% Increase VAT
92% Inheritance Tax
1% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
77% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
28% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
2% Labour's Terrorism laws - For
14% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
88% Localise Council Tax Support
55% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
30% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
91% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
13% Mansion Tax
50% Mass Retention of Communications Data
62% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
100% Member trustees on pension boards
2% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
22% Minimum Wage
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
100% More Emergency Service Workers
75% More funds for social care
47% More powers for local councils
100% More restrictive planning laws
100% MPs decide if to approve a withdrawal agreeement
64% No detention without charge or trial
7% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
5% Nuclear power - For
70% Openness and Transparency - In Favour
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
30% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
92% Police and Crime Commissioners
7% Post office - in favour of Government policy
93% Post office closures - against
76% Preserve Environmental Protection on EU Withdrawal
25% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
84% Privatise Royal Mail
84% Promote Occupational Pensions
78% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
100% Protect tenants & leasholders from safety costs
10% Protesting near Parliament - Restrict
50% Public Ownership of Railways
24% Rail Fares - Lower
30% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
10% Reduce capital gains tax
65% Reduce central funding for local government
70% Reduce max amount people may be charged for care
51% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
17% Reduce taxes on domestic property transactions
64% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
62% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
100% Referendum on any EU withdrawal arrangements
55% Referendum on UK's EU membership -For -Pre 2016
100% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
71% Register of Lobbyists
25% Regulate letting agent fees
13% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
87% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
25% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
0% Require voters to show photo ID before voting
85% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
70% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
50% Retain funds from council house sales locally
90% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
88% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
42% Right to strike
85% Role of MPs in the House of Commons - Strengthen
92% Same Sex Marriage - for
70% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
36% Smoking ban - In favour
32% State control of bus services
79% Stop climate change
60% Support current and former armed service members
52% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
100% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
18% Termination of pregnancy - against
50% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
11% Tougher on illegal immigration
22% Trade Unions - Restrict
26% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
54% Transparency of Parliament
29% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
39% University Tuition Fees - For
69% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
100% Voting age - Reduce to 16
100% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
14% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices
36% Woman's pension age increase - slow transition

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