Orkney and Shetland (UK Parliament constituency)
Orkney and Shetland is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. In the Scottish Parliament, Orkney and Shetland are separate constituencies. The constituency was historically known as Orkney and Zetland (an alternative name for Shetland).
|Orkney and Shetland|
for the House of Commons
|Subdivisions of Scotland||Orkney and Shetland|
|Major settlements||Kirkwall, Lerwick|
|Member of Parliament||Alistair Carmichael (Scottish Liberal Democrats)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Orkney and Shetland|
In the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, 65.4% of the constituency’s electors voted for Scotland to stay part of the United Kingdom.