Minister for Sport and the Olympics

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The Minister for Sport and Tourism is a junior minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sport and tourism in England.

The post is currently at Minister of State level after a government reshuffle having previously been at the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State level covering sport and the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. The position of Minister for Sport was previously at the more senior Minister of State level in the previous government, covering both the sport and tourism portfolios as Minister for Sport and Tourism. The sports minister has at various times previously reported to the Department of National Heritage, the Department of Education and Science and the Department of the Environment.

Sport is a devolved matter in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland resting with the corresponding ministers in the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive, although when the Northern Ireland Assembly was suspended, responsibility went to the Northern Ireland Office.

Current Portfolio

Ministers for Sport

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
The Viscount Hailsham
(subsequently Quintin Hogg)
60px 1962 1964 Conservative Macmillan
Douglas-Home
Denis Howell 1964 1970 Labour Wilson
Eldon Griffiths 1970 1974 Conservative Heath
Denis Howell 1974 1979 Labour Wilson
Callaghan
Hector Monro 1979 1981 Conservative Thatcher
Neil Macfarlane 1981 1985 Conservative Thatcher
Thatcher
Richard Tracey 60px 1985 1987 Conservative Thatcher
Colin Moynihan 1987 1990 Conservative Thatcher
Robert Atkins 60px 1990 1992 Conservative Major
Robert Key 1992 1993 Conservative Major
Iain Sproat 1993 1997 Conservative Major
Tony Banks 60px 1997 1999 Labour Blair
Kate Hoey 60px 1999 2001 Labour Blair
The Rt Hon. Richard Caborn 2001 2007 Labour Blair
Gerry Sutcliffe 2007 2010 Labour Brown
Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Official.jpg 2010 2013 Conservative Cameron
Helen Grant 60px 2013 2015 Conservative Cameron
Tracey Crouch 60px 2015 Present Conservative Cameron

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