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Orkney and Shetland

Orkney and Shetland is a constituency in Orkney Islands, 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

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

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The people of Orkney and Shetland have contributed a total of 4,102 signatures to 342 currently open petitions. That's considerably below average.

Top petitions in Orkney and Shetland

Open petitions with the most signatures
  1. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    422 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  2. Lower the age that breast screening services are offered
    Opened on Wednesday 5th August 2020
    293 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    179 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    144 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  5. Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    130 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  6. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    100 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  7. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    94 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  8. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    82 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  9. Allow Salons and Tattoo parlors to open at same time as hairdressers
    Opened on Thursday 25th June 2020
    76 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  10. Protect the UK's dwindling hedgehog population before it's too late.
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    75 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    72 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  12. Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 15th June 2020
    68 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  13. Increase Number of Guests Permitted at Weddings, according to Venue Capacity
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    60 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  14. Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums
    Opened on Wednesday 10th June 2020
    56 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  15. Ban the exploitative import of young puppies for sale in the UK.
    Opened on Saturday 27th June 2020
    55 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  16. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    54 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  17. Repeal the Coronavirus Act 2020
    Opened on Thursday 28th May 2020
    52 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  18. Extend furlough scheme for the UK Aviation sector to help stop redundancies
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    52 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  19. Prevent any restrictions on those who refuse a Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    49 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  20. Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR
    Opened on Wednesday 8th April 2020
    44 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Lower the age that breast screening services are offered
    Opened on Wednesday 5th August 2020
    293 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  2. Extend the furlough scheme at 80% until at least December 2020
    Opened on Wednesday 19th August 2020
    22 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Omit the NHS from any future trade deal with the US
    Opened on Monday 11th May 2020
    179 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    422 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  5. Ban all that engage in tax avoidance and evasion from receiving Corona relief
    Opened on Thursday 21st May 2020
    12 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  6. Protect the UK's dwindling hedgehog population before it's too late.
    Opened on Thursday 1st October 2020
    75 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  7. Allow corporate worship and congregational singing at places of worship
    Opened on Friday 25th September 2020
    17 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  8. Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19
    Opened on Monday 20th April 2020
    144 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  9. Award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10% backdated to 1 April 2020
    Opened on Friday 29th May 2020
    100 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  10. Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    72 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Start a 'Workout to Help Out' initiative
    Opened on Monday 10th August 2020
    24 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  12. Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR
    Opened on Wednesday 8th April 2020
    44 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  13. Hold a referendum on English independence from the UK
    Opened on Tuesday 19th May 2020
    22 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  14. Declare “Tested on Animals” on packaging for any product tested on animals
    Opened on Monday 27th July 2020
    31 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  15. Reform the Gender Recognition Act.
    Opened on Friday 24th July 2020
    94 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  16. Introduce laws like the German Strafgesetzbuch section 86a to ban Nazi symbols
    Opened on Thursday 6th August 2020
    14 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  17. Halt Trident renewal and spend the funds on fighting the coronavirus.
    Opened on Wednesday 13th May 2020
    17 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  18. Give all key workers a 100% tax and Nat. Ins. holiday through COVID-19 crisis
    Opened on Wednesday 1st April 2020
    82 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  19. Include animal charities in emergency funding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Opened on Tuesday 9th June 2020
    38 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  20. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    54 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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