Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

Mr Alistair Carmichael is the Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, and has been an MP continuously since 7 June 2001. He currently undertakes the roles of Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union).

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Mr Alistair Carmichael, including posts and roles held.

Current

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Representation

Party affiliation

Opposition post

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)
Opposition Department
6 January 2020 - Present
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
Opposition Department
6 January 2020 - Present
Commons
Liberal Democrat Chief Whip
Opposition Department
16 June 2017 - Present
Commons

Previous

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Elections contested

Paisley South
11 June 1987
Commons

Government posts

Secretary of State for Scotland
Scotland Office
7 October 2013 - 8 May 2015
Commons
Comptroller (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Commons)
HM Household
12 May 2010 - 7 October 2013
Commons

Opposition posts

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Opposition Department
7 February 2019 - 21 August 2019
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)
Opposition Department
16 June 2017 - 6 January 2020
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
Opposition Department
29 July 2015 - 16 June 2017
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland)
Opposition Department
1 June 2008 - 12 April 2010
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)
Opposition Department
18 October 2007 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)
Opposition Department
3 March 2006 - 18 October 2007
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
Opposition Department
10 May 2005 - 2 March 2006
Commons
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)
Opposition Department
10 May 2001 - 10 May 2005

Committee memberships

Committee on Exiting the European Union
31 October 2016 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Energy and Climate Change Committee
8 July 2015 - 17 October 2016
Commons
Members' Allowances
9 February 2009 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee)
1 May 2008 - 22 July 2008
Commons
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
25 March 2008 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Scottish Affairs Committee
28 January 2008 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Public Accounts Committee
12 July 2005 - 22 May 2006
Commons
International Development Committee
5 November 2001 - 26 February 2002
Commons
Scottish Affairs Committee
16 July 2001 - 12 July 2005
Commons