Mike Weir (politician)


Mike Weir (politician)
Michael Weir MP
Member of Parliament
for Angus
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded by Andrew Welsh
Majority 3,282 (8.6%)
Personal details
Born 24 March 1957 (1957-03-24) (age 54)
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Political party Scottish National Party
Relations Married
Children Two daughters
Alma mater University of Aberdeen
Profession Solicitor
Website Official website

Michael Fraser Weir (born 24 March 1957) is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Angus in Scotland. He is the SNP's Westminster spokesperson for trade, industry, business, energy and climate change.[1] He was previously a councillor and Convenor of the General Purposes Committee of Angus District Council. Prior to his election in 2001, Mike was a solicitor and Partner for J&DG Shiell in Brechin.

Contents

Background

He was born in Arbroath and educated at Arbroath High School and Aberdeen University, from where he graduated LLB in 1979. Whilst at university Mike Weir served as President of the Aberdeen University Scottish Nationalist Association and was a member of the Students Representative Council. He has also served as a member of the national executive of the Young Scottish Nationalists and from 1984 to 1988 he served as a councillor on Angus District Council, where he was Convenor of General Purposes. He worked as a solicitor in Montrose and Kirkcaldy before settling in Brechin where he was a partner (latterly senior partner) in the firm of J&DG Shiell. He is married with two daughters.

House of Commons

Mike Weir was first elected to Parliament in 2001 and in his first term was the SNP Spokesperson on Trade and Industry and Work and Pensions, as well as being a member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee (2001-05). In 2005, Weir held the new seat of Angus which had been substantially changed in the boundary changes for that election. Although he went into the election with a notional majority of only 532 he achieved a majority of 1601 over the Conservatives. Since 2005 Mike Weir has been the SNP Westminster Spokesperson on Business and Enterprise (which includes energy) and the Environment. He has been an outspoken opponent of nuclear power and has pursued a relentless campaign on the future of the Post Office network. Mike Weir sat on the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee (2005-09) and was a member of the Chairmen's Panel/Panel of Chairs from (2005-10). He served on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee from 2009-10.

References

External links

Profile
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew Welsh
Member of Parliament for Angus
2001–present
Incumbent

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Weir (disambiguation) — Weir has several different meanings: * Weir, a dam like structure * Fishing weir, a type of fish trapPlaces;Australia * Mundaring Weir, Western Australia;India * Weir, India;United Kingdom * Weir, Lancashire * Tumbling Weir, Devon, England * Wyre …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Weir — may refer to: Michael Scott Weir (1925–2006), British diplomat Mickey Weir (born 1966), Scottish footballer Mike Weir (born 1970), Canadian golfer Mike Weir (politician) (born 1957), Scottish politician This disambiguation page lists articles… …   Wikipedia

  • Michael H. Weir, Jr. — Michael H. Weir, Jr. Maryland House of Delegates In office 2003 – present Constituency District 6, Baltimore County …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Carr (Lib Dem politician) — For other people named Michael Carr, see Michael Carr (disambiguation). Michael Carr (born 31 January 1946) is a British teacher, lecturer and politician for the Liberal Democrats. Originally a teacher, Carr became active in politics as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Jerry Sanders (politician) — Jerry Sanders 34th Mayor of San Diego Incumbent Assumed office December 5, 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • David Lewis (politician) — For other people named David Lewis, see David Lewis (disambiguation). David Lewis David Lewis in 1944 (National Archives and Library of Canada) Leader of the N …   Wikipedia

  • 1970 — This article is about the year 1970. Millennium: 2nd millennium Centuries: 19th century – 20th century – 21st century Decades: 1940s  1950s  1960s  – 1970s –  1980s   …   Wikipedia

  • May 12 — << May 2011 >> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 …   Wikipedia

  • List of MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 2010 — 2001–2005 (2001) 2005–2010 (2005) 2010– (2010) This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the House of Commons for the 55th Parliament of the United Kingdom at the 2010 general election. The list is arranged by constituency. New MPs …   Wikipedia

  • 1970 in Canada — See also: 1969 in Canada, other events of 1970, 1971 in Canada and the list of years in Canada . Incumbents*Monarch Queen Elizabeth II *Governor General Roland Michener *Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau *Premier of Alberta Harry Strom *Premier of… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.