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Richard Tracey

London Assembly Member

3 May 2012


  • Member of the Audit Panel
  • Member of the Budget and Performance Committee
  • Member of the Confirmation Hearings Committee
  • Member of the Transport Committee
  • Mayor's Ambassador for River Transport
  • Chairman of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWaRB)
Merton and Wandsworth
Key Issues
Cutting crime and protecting residents with more visible policing, improving the public transport network, keeping the costs of the GLA to a minimum, protecting and promoting the interests of Merton, Wandsworth and London
Register of Members' Interests - Richard Tracey
Register of Members' Interests - Richard Tracey
Richard Tracey's expenses
Gifts and Hospitality
Richard Tracey Gifts and Hospitality


Richard Tracey was MP for Surbiton for 14 years and an Environment Minister in the Thatcher Government. He also served as a senior member of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.

He is a Justice of the Peace and Freeman of the City of London. He was Chairman of Wandsworth Conservatives from 2003 to 2008.

In 2006, he became Sport England Chair for Pro Active South London and is now a Board member. He takes an active interest in rowing and rugby football as President of both Kingston Amateur Regatta and Kingston RFC, and is a former current affairs broadcaster with BBC Television and Radio for 14 years.

Born in Stratford upon Avon and educated at King Edward VI Grammar School and Birmingham University where he gained an LLB with Honours, he and his wife Kathy live in central Wandsworth and have 4 grown up children and 7 grandchildren.

Biographical information as supplied by individual Assembly Members.

Contact details:
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2AA

Telephone: 020 7983 4389

Press releases for

News from Richard Tracey: Richard Tracey: “Clipper catamaran extension to Putney is a huge leap forward”
24 May 2012

The near-trebling of river bus services between Blackfriars and Putney was today described by Wandsworth GLA member, Richard Tracey as a “huge leap forward” in the advancement of the Thames as an integral part of London’s transport system.

Commenting, Mr Tracey said:


News from Richard Tracey: Richard Tracey questions Boris Johnson on time table for Driverless Tube
23 May 2012

Richard Tracey AM, Transport spokesman for the GLA Conservatives, will today press the Mayor Boris Johnson for a firm timetable for the introduction of driverless trains on the Tube network. Richard Tracey authored a report that recommended fully automating the Tube network during Boris's first...

Richard Tracey hails Nine Elms Northern line announcement
28 November 2011

Wandsworth London Assembly member, Richard Tracey, today hailed the announcement that the Government has earmarked the Northern line extension to Battersea for building.


Speaking as it was revealed that the Underground scheme now looks certain to go ahead in the near future...