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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 5,981 signatures to 438 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
    610 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  2. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    468 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  4. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    265 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  5. Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists
    Opened on Tuesday 22nd December 2020
    200 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  6. Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination
    Opened on Tuesday 20th October 2020
    184 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  7. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    174 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  8. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    170 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  10. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    116 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Keep gyms open during Tier 4 lockdown
    Opened on Monday 21st December 2020
    102 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  12. Overturn the decision to allow the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
    Opened on Monday 11th January 2021
    99 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

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

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

  16. Increase funding for research into Endometriosis and PCOS.
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    77 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  17. Ban Supertrawlers from UK waters after leaving the EUs Common Fisheries Policy
    Opened on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    68 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  18. Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation
    Opened on Thursday 17th December 2020
    68 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  20. Ban the shooting of badgers immediately
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    59 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
    297 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  2. FIONA'S LAW - Women should be allowed a yearly Cervical screening
    Opened on Monday 7th September 2020
    468 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test
    Opened on Wednesday 9th September 2020
    170 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. Lower the age you are offered a cervical screening (smear test) from 25 to 16
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    174 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  6. 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

  7. Overturn the decision to allow the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
    Opened on Monday 11th January 2021
    99 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  8. Ban plastic wrapping of individual items of fruit or vegetables
    Opened on Thursday 24th September 2020
    14 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  9. Limit the Sale and Use of Fireworks to Organisers of Licensed Displays Only
    Opened on Tuesday 21st July 2020
    265 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  10. Extend areas reserved for domestic fishing from 6 to 12 miles by end of 2021
    Opened on Monday 4th January 2021
    19 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Remove the requirement for a section 30 order to hold an Independence Referendum
    Opened on Friday 10th July 2020
    13 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  13. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    116 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  14. Hold a referendum on returning devolved powers to the UK Government
    Opened on Tuesday 4th August 2020
    24 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  15. Ban Supertrawlers from UK waters after leaving the EUs Common Fisheries Policy
    Opened on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
    68 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

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

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

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

  20. Increase funding for research into Endometriosis and PCOS.
    Opened on Wednesday 29th July 2020
    77 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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