Judges reject legal challenge against Carmichael
Judges have rejected the legal attempt to have Alistair Carmichael unseated as MP for the isles.
Four Orkney constituents raised an action against Mr Carmichael under the Representation of the People Act (1983) after his re-election to the Orkney and Shetland seat in May.
They raised the action in the rarely-held Election Court, claiming Mr Carmichael’s narrow election win should be declared null and void.
They were angered over his role in leaking a Scotland Office memo which formed the basis of a story in The Daily Telegraph on 3rd April.
The story’s headline claimed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon would have preferred to see the Tories return to Downing Street after the General Election.
The four constituents, Timothy Morrison, Phemie Matheson, Fiona Grahame and Carolyn Welling, were aided by crowd funding.
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