Mike Weir was born and brought up in Arbroath. After graduating in law from Aberdeen University Mike served in legal apprenticeship in Montrose and worked as a solicitor in Kirkcaldy, Montrose and Brechin, where he was a partner in the local firm of J&DG Shiell.
He was first elected to Westminster for the old Angus seat in 2001. He was elected to the substantially re drawn Angus seat in 2005, tripling his notional majority. In 2010 he was re-elected, doubling his majority.
Mike has served on the Scottish Affairs, Trade and Industry and Energy and Climate Change Select Committees. He is also a member of the Chairmans Panel, in which capacity he chairs debates and standing committees.
He has held many posts within the SNP and is currently Westminster spokesperson on Energy and Climate Change and Business, Innovation and Skills.