Angus Brendan MacNeil was elected MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar in 2005, and he has a high profile throughout his constituency. During his time in Parliament he has worked on a variety of issues including mobile phone connectivity and fuel poverty as well as taking a keen interest in the Nordic and South American countries. He has previously served as party spokesperson on transport, constitutional reform and Scotland. He is currently SNP spokesperson for DEFRA. In June 2015 he was elected Chairman of the influential Energy and Climate Change Committee, following its dissolution in September 2016 he became Chair of the International Trade Committee, and was again re-elected to this Chairmanship in July 2017.