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.

2015 General Election

The 2015 General Election was held on 7 May 2015. A total of 5 candidates ran for election.

Summary

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Majority
817
Electorate
34,552
Turnout
65.8%

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
Alistair Carmichael
Liberal Democrat
9,407 41.4% -20.6%
Danus Skene
Scottish National Party
8,590 37.8% 27.2%
Donald Cameron
Conservative
2,025 8.9% -1.6%
Gerry McGarvey
Labour
1,624 7.1% -3.5%
Robert Smith
UK Independence Party
1,082 4.8% -1.6%