Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society

Tracey Crouch MP

Biography

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.

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

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  1. 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
  2. Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

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

    • Press release
  4. Government pledge £28 million to support children and young people

    • Press release
  5. Women and girls set to benefit from £15 million Tampon Tax Fund

    • Press release
  6. Government unveils mental health action plan to improve support for elite sportspeople

    • Press release
  7. Secretary of State Reappoints John Dowson to UK Sport

    • News story
  8. Government launches call for evidence for Civil Society Strategy

    • Press release
  9. UK Anti-Doping receives £6 million funding boost

    • Press release
  10. £1.7 million funding boost to Public Service Mutuals

    • Press release