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Orkney and Shetland

Orkney and Shetland is a constituency in Scotland. The seat has been held by Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat) since May 2005.

Current MP

Name: Mr Alistair Carmichael

First elected: 2001-06-07

Party: Liberal Democrat

The Rt Hon Mr Alistair Carmichael is the Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, and has been an MP continually since 7 June 2001. He currently undertakes the roles of Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice).

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The people of Orkney and Shetland have contributed a total of 1,395 signatures to 225 currently open petitions. That's a lot below average.

Top petitions in Orkney and Shetland

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. Hold a parliamentary vote on assisted dying
    Opened on Friday 5th January 2024
    206 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  2. Don’t increase the income requirement for family visas to £38,700
    Opened on Wednesday 13th December 2023
    94 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Remove powers to vary income tax rates from the Scottish Parliament
    Opened on Monday 8th January 2024
    53 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. Review Timetable For Phasing Out Copper Wire Landlines
    Opened on Thursday 21st December 2023
    50 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  5. Fund continued access to modulators drugs for Cystic Fibrosis patients
    Opened on Wednesday 15th November 2023
    34 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  6. Offer the State Pension to all at 60, increase to equal 48hrs at the Living Wage
    Opened on Monday 15th January 2024
    30 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  7. Delay the ban on rehoming and owning XL Bully dogs for 18 months
    Opened on Thursday 9th November 2023
    30 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  8. Raise the personal tax allowance to £15,000
    Opened on Tuesday 30th January 2024
    29 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  9. Immediately revoke all licences for arms exports to Israel
    Opened on Thursday 21st December 2023
    29 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  10. Require videogame publishers to keep games they have sold in a working state
    Opened on Tuesday 16th April 2024
    28 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Make State Pensions tax free
    Opened on Friday 10th November 2023
    21 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  12. Require drivers who hit a cat to take them to a veterinarian
    Opened on Monday 30th October 2023
    21 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  13. Exempt all state pensions and benefits from income tax
    Opened on Tuesday 28th November 2023
    18 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  14. Ban imports of hunting trophies of endangered animals
    Opened on Wednesday 8th November 2023
    18 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  15. Close the borders! Suspend ALL immigration for 5 years.
    Opened on Monday 18th December 2023
    18 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  16. Stop the implementation of betting affordability/financial risk checks
    Opened on Wednesday 1st November 2023
    16 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  17. Do not introduce regular bank account checks for benefit claimants
    Opened on Monday 20th November 2023
    16 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  18. Ban the sale of used power tools at car boot sales and markets
    Opened on Wednesday 3rd April 2024
    15 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  19. Don’t ban flavoured e-liquids for e-cigarettes
    Opened on Wednesday 14th February 2024
    15 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  20. Do not ban transgender people from receiving care in mainstream hospital wards
    Opened on Friday 10th May 2024
    14 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Remove powers to vary income tax rates from the Scottish Parliament
    Opened on Monday 8th January 2024
    53 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  2. Review Timetable For Phasing Out Copper Wire Landlines
    Opened on Thursday 21st December 2023
    50 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Hold a parliamentary vote on assisted dying
    Opened on Friday 5th January 2024
    206 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. Don’t increase the income requirement for family visas to £38,700
    Opened on Wednesday 13th December 2023
    94 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  5. Raise the personal tax allowance to £15,000
    Opened on Tuesday 30th January 2024
    29 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  6. Review prescribing of topical corticosteroids
    Opened on Tuesday 5th March 2024
    12 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  7. Require videogame publishers to keep games they have sold in a working state
    Opened on Tuesday 16th April 2024
    28 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  8. Offer the State Pension to all at 60, increase to equal 48hrs at the Living Wage
    Opened on Monday 15th January 2024
    30 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  9. Ban imports of hunting trophies of endangered animals
    Opened on Wednesday 8th November 2023
    18 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  10. Exempt all state pensions and benefits from income tax
    Opened on Tuesday 28th November 2023
    18 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Do not ban transgender people from receiving care in mainstream hospital wards
    Opened on Friday 10th May 2024
    14 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  12. Hold a statutory public inquiry into Gender Identity Ideology and Queer Theory
    Opened on Wednesday 22nd November 2023
    12 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  13. Do not let the Government access information on pensioners' bank accounts.
    Opened on Wednesday 17th January 2024
    12 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  14. Do not allow original wills to be destroyed after 25 years
    Opened on Tuesday 9th January 2024
    12 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  15. Fast track benefits as soon as someone is diagnosed as terminally ill
    Opened on Tuesday 5th December 2023
    11 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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