_. The Rt Hon Sir Peter Tapsell, who died 18 August, 2018, aged 88, was a Conservative MP for Nottingham West, from 1959-64, and later Conservative MP for Horncastle, 1966-83, and for East Lindsey 1983-97, and for Louth & Horncastle, 1997-2015. He was Father of the House of Commons, 2010-2015.
Tapsell was for some years the son-in-law of the 9th Baron Hawke. In 1963 he married the Hon Cecilia Anne Hawke, one of the peer's seven daughters. The marriage ended in divorce in 1971.
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