Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

Responsibilities

  • sport
  • gambling
  • The National Lottery, society lotteries and licensing
  • tourism
  • heritage
  • Royal Parks
  • ceremonials
  • appointments and Honours
  • First World War commemorations
  • online safety
  • Co-Chair of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Current role holder: Tracey Crouch MP

Tracey Crouch was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage on 12 May 2015. She was elected as the Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford in 2010.

Education

Tracey was educated at the University of Hull where she studied Law and Politics.

Political career

Tracey was a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee from 2012 to 2015 and a member of the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission, and of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee from 2013 to 2015.

Career outside politics

After 2 years of working in Parliament (1996-1998) for various MPs, Tracey left to work as a political consultant where she represented clients ranging from a major chocolate manufacturer, financial institutions and members of the chemical industry, through to slimming groups and pet charities.

In 2003, Tracey was asked to return to Parliament to become Chief of Staff to the Shadow Education Secretary before moving to become Chief of Staff to the Shadow Home Secretary shortly after. Tracey once again left Parliament to work in the City for insurance giant Norwich Union and its FTSE parent Aviva, where she worked until 7th May 2010 when she was elected as the Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford.

Personal interests

Tracey is a keen sports enthusiast and an FA-qualified football coach.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Helen Grant

    • 2013 to 2015

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  2. Cathedrals secure £5 million for repairs as part of First World War Centenary Fund

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  3. England to host Rugby League World Cup in 2021

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  4. Government calls for evidence on gaming machines

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  5. Yorkshire to host 2019 UCI Road World Cycling Championships

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  6. Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Heroes to be celebrated in Manchester and London on 17 and 18 of October

    • Press release
  7. New ministerial team at DCMS confirmed

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  8. Ministerial change: February 2016

    • Press release
  9. Infinite opportunities for Wales as a host of major sports events

    • Press release
  10. More Opportunities for Supporter Ownership, Involvement and Engagement in Football

    • Press release