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.

2017 General Election

The 2017 General Election was held on 8 June 2017. A total of 6 candidates ran for election.

Summary

LD
Liberal Democrat Hold
Majority
4,563
Electorate
34,164
Turnout
68.1%

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
11,312 48.6% 7.2%
Miriam Brett
Scottish National Party
6,749 29.0% -8.8%
Robina Barton
Labour
2,664 11.4% 4.3%
Jamie Halcro Johnston
Conservative
2,024 8.7% -0.2%
Robert Smith
UK Independence Party
283 1.2% -3.5%
Stuart Hill
Independent
245 1.1% 1.1%