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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 5,623 signatures to 427 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
    614 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
    472 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Increase funding for urgent research into devastating motor neurone disease
    Opened on Wednesday 6th January 2021
    297 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. Do not give consent for another Scottish Independence Referendum
    Opened on Tuesday 26th January 2021
    243 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
    206 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  7. Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.
    Opened on Tuesday 16th March 2021
    187 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
    174 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  9. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    157 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  10. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers
    Opened on Thursday 18th February 2021
    120 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  11. Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19
    Opened on Thursday 3rd September 2020
    118 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
    112 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

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

  15. Ban greyhound racing to end unnecessary deaths & suffering of racing dogs
    Opened on Friday 30th October 2020
    91 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  17. Make it a criminal offence for MPs to mislead the public
    Opened on Monday 30th November 2020
    83 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  18. Make dog theft a specific criminal offence
    Opened on Friday 20th November 2020
    77 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  19. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    74 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

Open petitions of local interest
  1. Allow the Shetland Islands a referendum on becoming a crown dependency of the UK
    Opened on Thursday 18th March 2021
    38 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
    472 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  3. Increase funding for urgent research into devastating motor neurone disease
    Opened on Wednesday 6th January 2021
    297 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  4. Grant full exemptions from quarantine for seafarers and oil & gas workers
    Opened on Thursday 18th February 2021
    120 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  5. Grant food and drink wholesalers bespoke financial support
    Opened on Tuesday 16th February 2021
    63 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  7. End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry
    Opened on Wednesday 14th October 2020
    614 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. Overturn the decision to allow the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
    Opened on Monday 11th January 2021
    106 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
    23 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

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

  13. 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

  14. Ban greyhound racing to end unnecessary deaths & suffering of racing dogs
    Opened on Friday 30th October 2020
    91 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  15. Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
    Opened on Wednesday 20th January 2021
    157 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  17. Make it a criminal offence for MPs to mislead the public
    Opened on Monday 30th November 2020
    83 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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

  19. Stop the rising number of ear-cropped dogs in the UK
    Opened on Wednesday 24th February 2021
    74 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

  20. Compulsory home checks and abusers database to protect animals
    Opened on Tuesday 15th September 2020
    14 signatures so far in Orkney and Shetland

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