Saturday, November 22, 2008

BBC website profiles Alistair Carmichael

The BBC has a sympathetic profile of the Lib Dem MP, concentrating on the amount of travelling he has to do as MP for Orkney and Shetland:

He has to travel from the islands to Westminster and back, a round trip of 1,400 miles, not to mention making his way around his widely scattered constituency - the UK's most northerly.

Mr Carmichael told the BBC: "Go back 150 years ago and the MP came up for a summer tour and met some of the locals to get soundings.

"They went back to Westminster and that was usually it for the year."

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