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Nigel John Spearing (born 8 October 1930, in Hammersmith, London) is a British Labour Party politician.

Spearing served as the Member of Parliament for Acton from 1970-74. 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.

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 retired from parliament.

Spearing was opposed to British membership of the European Economic Community.[1]

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  • Times Guide to the House of Commons, 1992 and 1997 editions.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Kenneth Baker
Member of Parliament for Acton
1970Feb 1974
Succeeded by
George Young
Preceded by
Elwyn Jones
Member of Parliament for Newham South
19741997
Succeeded by
(constituency abolished)

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