John Spear

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John Ward Spear (1848 – 27 April 1921)[1] was a British Liberal Unionist politician.

He was elected at the 1900 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tavistock division of Devon, with a majority of only 15 votes. He was defeated at in 1906 by his Liberal Party predecessor Hugh Luttrell, but cut Luttrell's majority in January 1910 and defeated him at the December 1910 general election. He did not contest the 1918 general election, and retired from Parliament.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 330. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hugh Luttrell
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
19001906
Succeeded by
Hugh Luttrell
Preceded by
Hugh Luttrell
Member of Parliament for Tavistock
December 19101918
Succeeded by
Charles Williams