Orkney and Shetland

Orkney and Shetland is a former constituency. It ceased to exist following the boundary change in 2024. It was located in Scotland. The seat was last held by Mr Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat) between 5 May 2005 to 30 May 2024.

2010 General Election

The 2010 General Election was held on 6 May 2010. A total of 5 candidates ran for election.

Summary

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Majority
9,928
Electorate
33,085
Turnout
58.5%

You can view more detailed information about this election result on the election result pages.

Share of the vote

The graph below shows the share of the vote across all the candidates.

Breakdown

The table below shows the individual vote breakdown for each candidate.

Candidate/Party Votes Share Change
Carmichael, Alistair
Liberal Democrat
11,989 62.0% 10.5%
Cooper, Mark
Labour
2,061 10.7% -3.5%
Mowat, John
Scottish National Party
2,042 10.6% 0.2%
Nairn, Frank
Conservative
2,032 10.5% -2.8%
Smith, Robert
UK Independence Party
1,222 6.3% 3.9%