Orkney & Shetland

Parliamentary constituency
LD HOLD LD HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Alistair Carmichael Votes 11,312 header_vote_share 48.6 Net percentage change in seats +7.2
Party

SNP

Scottish National Party

Miriam Brett Votes 6,749 header_vote_share 29.0 Net percentage change in seats -8.8
Party

LAB

Labour

Robina Barton Votes 2,664 header_vote_share 11.4 Net percentage change in seats +4.3
Party

CON

Conservative

Jamie Halcro Johnston Votes 2,024 header_vote_share 8.7 Net percentage change in seats -0.2
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Robert Smith Votes 283 header_vote_share 1.2 Net percentage change in seats -3.5
Party

IND

Independent

Stuart Hill Votes 245 header_vote_share 1.1 Net percentage change in seats +1.1
LD HOLD

Results

Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Alistair Carmichael
, have the following results:
  • 9,407 total votes taken.
  • 41.4% share of the total vote
  • -20.6% change in share of the votes
Scottish National Party
, with candidate Danus Skene
, have the following results:
  • 8,590 total votes taken.
  • 37.8% share of the total vote
  • +27.2% change in share of the votes
Conservative
, with candidate Donald Cameron
, have the following results:
  • 2,025 total votes taken.
  • 8.9% share of the total vote
  • -1.6% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Gerry McGarvey
, have the following results:
  • 1,624 total votes taken.
  • 7.1% share of the total vote
  • -3.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Robert Smith
, have the following results:
  • 1,082 total votes taken.
  • 4.8% share of the total vote
  • -1.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

Latest updates

Serco to run Orkney and Shetland ferries

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Serco NorthLink has been named as the preferred bidder to continue Northern Isles ferry services.

Making the £345m contract announcement, Islands Minister Paul Wheelhouse said islanders will get a 20% discount on cabin fares on Aberdeen-Kirkwall-Lerwick routes from January.

There will also be a three-year fares freeze for passengers, non-commercial vehicles and cabins on those routes.

In 2012, ministers awarded a six-year contract to Serco.

Orkney & Shetland: Liberal Democrat hold

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