Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Baron Spicer, PC 1943-2019

_. Lord Spicer, PC, life Baron, Conservative peer, died 29 May, 2019. He was 76.

William Michael Hardy Spicer was born 22 January, 1943, son of Brigadier L. Hardy Spicer, and was educated at Wellington College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

He was Conservative MP for South Worcestershire, Feb 1974-1997, and for West Worcestershire, 1997-2010; served as a Junior Minister in the Thatcher Administration; was Chairman of the 1922 Committee from 2001-2010.

Spicer was knighted in 1996, and created a life peer on leaving the Commons, taking the title Baron Spicer.

He married in 1967, Patricia Anne Hunter, by whom he had issue, a son and two daughters.


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