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Denys Alan Reginald Race, known as Reg Race, (born 23 June 1947) is a British Labour party politician.

He unsuccessfully contested the Conservative-held constituency of Ruislip-Northwood at the February 1974 general election and again at the October 1974 general election.

At the 1979 general election, Race was elected as Member of Parliament for the Wood Green constituency in the London Borough of Haringey. The constituency was abolished for the 1983 general election.

In 1982, Race earned the dubious distinction of being the first MP ever to utter the word "fuck" on the floor of the House when referring to adverts for prostitutes reading "Phone them and fuck them". The Hansard recorded it as "f*** them," but the Speaker deprecated even that.

For the 2001 general election, Race was selected as Labour candidate for the Chesterfield constituency on the retirement of its MP, Tony Benn. Race came second to the Liberal Democrat candidate Paul Holmes.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joyce Butler
Member of Parliament for Wood Green
Constituency abolished


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