Anniversary celebrations for MPs Pete and Mike

Pictured is Mr Weir and Mr Wishart with the cake that they promise that they did not eat it all themselves.
Pictured is Mr Weir and Mr Wishart with the cake that they promise that they did not eat it all themselves.

Angus MP Mike Weir and Perth and North Perthshire MP Pete Wishart this week marked the tenth anniversary of their election to Parliament.

The SNP staff at Westminster produced a spectacular cake to mark the occasion.

Mr Weir and Mr Wishart were both elected to Parliament for the first time on 7th June 2001.

Mr Weir was elected to the old Angus seat and Mr Wishart to the North Tayside seat, which included Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir.

With the boundary changes in 2005 Mr Weir took on the Angus parts of North Tayside in the new expanded Angus seat whilst Mr Wishart was elected to the seat of Perth and North Perthshire.

Commenting Mr Weir said: “It has been a huge honour to represent Angus, where I was born and brought up, in Parliament for the last ten years.

“During that time we have faced many challenges, and no doubt will continue to face many in the years ahead.

“In the last decade Scotland has come a long way.

“We now have an SNP majority government in Edinburgh and we look forward to the chance to vote for independence in the referendum .

“In the meantime there is still a huge amount of work to be done in London in those areas where Westminster continues to have control of Scottish matters.”

Mr Wishart added: “I have very fond memories of representing the burghs of Brechin, Forfar and Kirriemuir in my first term of Parliament and was very sorry to lose them in 2005.

“It has been fantastic to represent the Perthshire area of my former and current seat for the last ten years.

“Few MPs can claim such a diverse and beautiful constituency stretching from the banks of the Tay to the mountains of highland Perthshire.”