Carmichael election hearing – day two

As the hearing considering the election of Alistair Carmichael enters its second day The Shetland Times continues to bring you live coverage from the courtroom.

This newspaper is one of the media outlets able to stream the full coverage of the hearing thanks to an historic arrangement that also allowed STV to broadcast footage live on television.

Yesterday Mr Carmichael’s legal representative Roddy Dunlop QC argued that the challenge, lodged by four constituents in Orkney, should be dismissed. He told judges at the court in Edinburgh that the petition was “bound to fail”.

The constituents claim the former Scottish Secretary breached the Representation of the People Act over his involvement in a story published in a national newspaper on 3rd April. A report of day two’s proceedings will follow.


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