Tracey Crouch was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage on 12 May 2015. She was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society from June 2017 to November 2018. 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.
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.
Tracey is a keen sports enthusiast and an FA-qualified football coach.