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Richard Tracey

Member of the London Assembly
for Merton and Wandsworth
In office
1 May 2008 – 6 May 2016
Preceded byElizabeth Howlett
Succeeded byLeonie Cooper
Member of Parliament
for Surbiton
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded byNigel Fisher
Succeeded byEd Davey (Kingston and Surbiton)
Personal details
Born8 February 1943(1943-02-08)
Died19 March 2020(2020-03-19) (aged 77)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Katharine Gardner
ChildrenSimon, Nicola, Emma, Polly
EducationKing Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon
Alma materUniversity of Birmingham

Richard Patrick Tracey JP (8 February 1943 – 19 March 2020) was a British Conservative politician, journalist, presenter, and reporter.[1] He was the MP for Surbiton from 1983 to 1997, and was Minister for Sport between 1985 and 1987.

From 2008 to 2016, when he retired, he was a Member of the London Assembly, in which he represented Merton and Wandsworth. He was the Deputy Leader of the Conservative group.

Tracey died peacefully at home on 19 March 2020, aged 77.[2][3]