Carmichael calls for government reassurance over energy instability

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today called for greater government reassurances to customers over the ongoing energy crisis, and raised in Parliament. Mr Carmichael later highlighted the need for a reassessment of Ofgem’s role in order to be more prepared for future instability ...

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Carmichael presses for publication of scientific evidence on vaccine passport plans

Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Home Affairs and MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, has today called on the government to publish in full evidence in support of any vaccine passport scheme after it continued to refuse to rule the plan out. Governments in London and Edinburgh have ...

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Carmichael hits back at government claim on “taking back control” of territorial waters

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today called out the government after a minister claimed in Parliament that they were “taking back control” of UK territorial waters. The claim was made by Paymaster General, Michael Ellis MP during Cabinet Office questions, and was challenged by M...

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Over 9000 isles pensioners hit by Conservative broken promise on triple lock

The Liberal Democrats have published figures showing that 9,293 state pensioners in Orkney and Shetland (representing 22.9% of the local population) are set to be impacted by the government breaking its manifesto promise and suspending the triple lock on pensions. The state pension triple lock is...

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“Reboot needed”: Carmichael speaks on cruise industry impact in the isles

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has today spoken out in a parliamentary debate on the impact of the cruise industry on the economy, highlighting both the benefits and challenges brought to the isles from the growth of cruise visits. Mr Carmichael raised the need for the disruption of...

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