Alistair Carmichael


General Election 2019: Liberal Democrats hold onto the islands

December 13, 2019

The Liberal Democrats have held onto the Orkney and Shetland seat. Here are the results in full: Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat) – 10,381 Robert Leslie (SNP) – 7,874 Jennifer Fairbairn (Conservative) – 2,287 Coilla Drake (Labour) – 1,550 Robert Smith (The Brexit Party) – 900 David Barnard (Independent) – 168


PM’s fishing ‘red lines’ defended, insists Gove

November 22, 2018

The UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has predicted a “whopper” post-Brexit boost to the nation’s fishing industry, as he vowed never to forget the “last-minute sell-out” of coastal communities in the original common market negotiations.


Fears raised fishermen could be kept in CFP longer

October 19, 2018

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has declared he is “invincibly” confident Britain will be negotiating as an independent coastal state by the end of 2020 - despite talk of extending the Brexit transition period.