Shaun Spiers

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Shaun Spiers
Member of the European Parliament
for London South East
In office
9 June 1994 – 10 June 1999
Preceded by Peter Price
Succeeded by Constituency Dissolved
Personal details
Born (1962-04-23) 23 April 1962 (age 55)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford
King's College London

Shaun Mark Spiers (born 23 April 1962) is the Chief Executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England[1] and a former Member of the European Parliament.


He was educated at Brentwood School, read PPE at St John's College, Oxford and later took a Master's degree in War Studies from King's College London writing Tom Wintringham and the Socialist Way of War for the Institute of Historical Research in 1988, a paper which led to Wintringham's papers coming to King's, and formed the basis for much of Wintringham's biography as eventually written by Hugh Purcell. A keen cooperator, he served as Political Officer of the South East Co-op (Co-operative Wholesale Society) from 1987-1994. In 1994 he was elected Labour MEP for London South East.[2] He served on the Agriculture and Rural Development committee. He was not re-elected in 1999 under the list system, and became Chief Executive of the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL) which represents the vast majority of credit unions in Great Britain. Spiers has been Chief Executive of CPRE since 2004.[3]


  1. ^ "Shaun Spiers". London: The Guardian. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Your MEPs : Shaun Mark SPIERS". Europa. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "New chief for countryside campaigners". Campaign to Protect Rural England. Retrieved 6 July 2010.