Tracey Crouch

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Tracey Crouch
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Tracey Crouch is the Conservative Party MP for Chatham and Aylesford. She won the seat in the UK general election in 2010 with a majority of 6,069. In the 2015 election, Crouch was re-elected with an increased majority of 11,455 and appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.[1]

Crouch is a former lobbyist who was head of public affairs for financial giant Aviva for five years before becoming an MP.


After graduating from university, Crouch worked as a researcher for the Conservative Party for a few MPs including Michael Howard. In 1999 she left parliament to become a political consultant representing clients ranging from a 'major chocolate manufacturer, financial institutions and members of the chemical industry, through to slimming groups and pet charities'. [2]

In 2003, Tracey was asked to return to Parliament as chief of staff to shadow education secretary Damian Green. Soon afterwards she was appointed chief of staff to shadow home secretary David Davis. [2]

Crouch once again left Parliament to work in the City until 2010, for insurance giant Norwich Union and its FTSE parent Aviva. [2]


Crouch studied law at the University of Hull.


Crouch is chairman of the All Party Alcohol Misuse Group and vice chairman of the All Party Groups for Dementia and Women in Sport. [2]




  1. Tracey Crouch is new sports minister under David Cameron's leadership Kent Online, 12 May 2015, accessed 13 May 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 About Tracey Tracey Crouch, accessed 2 March 2015