Merton Council Pays Tribute To Richard Tracey

Former London Assembly member is given copy of unanimous motion

Merton Council has unanimously passed a motion recording its "sincere appreciation" for the work of Richard Tracey, who retired from the London Assembly in May.

Conservative Mr Tracey, who was MP for Surbiton for 14 years, had represented the Merton and Wandsworth constituency on the Assembly since May 2008.

During his time on the Assembly he had a number of roles, including:

GLA Conservatives Spokesman on Transport
Chairman of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWaRB)
Member of the Budget and Performance Committee
Member of the Transport Committee
Member of the Audit Panel
Mayor’s Ambassador for River Transport.

The motion was passed at Merton's Full Council meeting on Wednesday (July 13). It read:

"This Council records its sincere appreciation of the able, dedicated and professional manner in which Richard Tracey JP has discharged the duties devolving upon him as a Member of the Greater London Assembly, representing the constituency of Merton and Wandsworth from May 2008 until May 2016.

"That in particular, the Council notes his valuable service as the Mayor's Ambassador for River Transport, on the Assembly’s Transport Committee (2008-2016), and his sterling work as Chairman of the London Waste and Recycling Board (2012-2016)and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on the Assembly (2010-2016). He also served as a member of the Assembly’s Budget Committee (2008-2016), of the Metropolitan Police Authority (2008-2010) and as Vice Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (2010-2012).

"That the wording of this motion be conveyed to Richard Tracey JP with very best wishes for his retirement."

A framed copy of the motion was presented to Mr Tracey by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Brenda Fraser.

July 17, 2016