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.

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%