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Nigel Spearing

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Preceded by  Elwyn Jones
Role  Politician
Name  Nigel Spearing

Political party  Labour
Preceded by  Kenneth Baker
Party  Labour Party
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Born  8 October 1930 (age 85) Hammersmith, United Kingdom (1930-10-08)
Alma mater  St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by  Sir George Young, 6th Baronet
Education  Latymer Upper School, St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Nigel spearing

Nigel John Spearing (8 October 1930 – 8 January 2017) was a British Labour Party politician.


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Nigel Spearing was born in Hammersmith, London, and educated at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After graduating in 1956, he worked as a tutor and teacher, firstly at Wandsworth School (1956–68) and then at Elliot School, Putney (1969–70). After coming second in Warwick and Leamington in 1964, Spearing was elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Acton at the 1970 general election. At the February 1974 general election, he was defeated in his bid for re-election by the Conservative Party candidate George Young by 1,300 votes.

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Spearing then returned to parliament a few weeks later after winning the Newham South by-election (caused by the constituency's MP, Elwyn Jones, being made a life peer in order to take on the role of Lord Chancellor) with a majority of 9,321. This was the only by-election held in the February–October 1974 Parliament. Spearing was then re-elected at the October 1974 general election, and held the Newham South seat until 1997, when he was deselected in favour of Jim Fitzpatrick.

Spearing was opposed to British membership of the European Economic Community.

Personal Papers

Spearing's personal papers are held in the Archives of the Institute of Education.


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