Mr Alistair Carmichael

The Rt Hon Mr Alistair Carmichael is the Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, and has been an MP continually since 7 June 2001. He currently undertakes the roles of Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland), and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice).

APPG officer roles

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Officer Roles are drawn from the latest edition of the Register of APPGs. To see the latest edition of the register, go to Published Register of APPGs.

Arab World
To encourage discussion and debate about the Arab world, including the UK's relations with it.
Vice Chair
Bahá'í Faith
To raise awareness on the Bahá'í faith and the efforts of the Bahá'í community to contribute to British society, and to seek action in respect of the persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran and other instances where Bahá'ís are subject to discrimination on the grounds of their faith.
Chair & Registered Contact
Britiish Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
To provide a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the British offshore oil and gas industry and other related industries, and to raise matters with government and industry itself.
Vice Chair
Broadband and Digital Communication
To further the rollout of broadband in rural and urban areas, and to look at digital communication across the UK.
Death Penalty
To campaign for the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances and to raise awareness of death penalty cases.
Vice Chair
Democracy and Human Rights in the Gulf
To protect and promote human rights and democracy in Gulf countries.
Vice Chair
To promote and support the UK fishing industry in Parliament, whilst exploring key questions for the future of fishing, processing, coastal communities and the marine environment.
Vice Chair
Hong Kong
To promote democracy and the rule of law, and to defend human rights in Hong Kong, to share information about Hong Kong, to nurture relations between the United Kingdom and the people of Hong Kong; and to provide a welcome to Hongkongers coming to the United Kingdom.
Chair & Registered Contact
To promote interest in and knowledge of Jordan and to establish contacts between parliamentarians of the two countries.
Vice Chair
To foster good relations with Kuwait and to build a greater understanding in Parliament of Kuwait and its role in the Middle East region.
Vice Chair
Lower Carbon Construction Vehicles
To campaign for local construction firms to continue to use volumetric concrete mobile plants (VCMs) at 38.4 tonnes on 4 axles and 44 tonnes on 5 axles to provide concrete services in every community with zero waste, fewer journeys and a lower carbon footprint.
Chair & Registered Contact
Marine Energy
To promote the economic, supply chain and energy security benefits from the development of marine energy resources in and around the UK.
Scotch Whisky
To promote and facilitate communication and understanding between representatives of the Scotch Whisky industry and MPs.
Vice Chair
Shellfish Aquaculture
To promote and support the UK shellfish aquaculture industry in Parliament, exploring the challenges to, and opportunities for, the industry.
Vice Chair
Trafficked Britons in Syria
To seek a resolution to the cases of people from the UK who were trafficked by Daesh, and are now detained in North East Syria.
Chair & Registered Contact
To raise awareness of the persecution against the Uyghur community in Xinjiang, China.
Chair & Registered Contact