Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society


  • gambling
  • horse racing
  • Office for Civil Society
  • sport
  • the National Lottery and society lotteries
  • cross-government work on loneliness

Current role holder: Tracey Crouch MP

Tracey Crouch was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage on 12 May 2015. In June 2017 she became the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society. She was elected as the Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford in 2010.


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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  1. Government considers society lotteries reform to benefit good causes

    • Press release
  2. £20 million investment to help tackle loneliness

    • Press release
  3. Billions invested by pension schemes to be used for social good under new regulations

    • Press release
  4. Government gears up for social impact investment drive

    • Press release
  5. Public Service Mutuals receive £1m funding boost

    • Press release
  6. Dormant Assets Scheme bolstered by industry leaders

    • Press release
  7. Winners of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service announced

    • Press release
  8. Tracey Crouch's statement on the Government Response to the Consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

    • Statement to Parliament
  9. Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

    • Press release
  10. Government invests £2.7 million to bring communities together through volunteering

    • Press release