Robert Spence (British politician)

Robert Spence (1879 1 February 1965)[1] was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Berwick and Haddington in Scotland from 1923 to 1924.

Spence unsuccessfully contested East Renfrewshire at the 1918 general election,[2] and was unsuccessful again when he contested Berwick and Haddington in 1922.[3] He won the seat at the 1923 general election by a narrow margin of 68 votes (0.3% of the total),[3] but was defeated at the next general election, in 1924,[3] and did not stand for Parliament again.


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)
  2. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 644. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  3. 1 2 3 Craig, page 619
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Walter Waring
Member of Parliament for Berwick & Haddington
Succeeded by
Chichester de Windt Crookshank
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