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Tracey Crouch

Tracey Crouch
Member of Parliament
for Chatham and Aylesford
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Jonathan Shaw
Majority 6,069 (13.9%)
Personal details
Born (1975-07-24) 24 July 1975 [1]
Ashford, Kent, England[2]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Hull University

Tracey Elizabeth Anne Crouch[3] (born 24 July 1975) is a British Conservative Party politician. She is Member of Parliament (MP) for Chatham and Aylesford, having won the seat at the 2010 election.[4]

Early life

Born in Ashford, Kent, Crouch was educated at Folkestone School for Girls and graduated from the University of Hull with a Law and Politics degree in 1996.[4]

Early career

Crouch was a parliamentary researcher from 1996 to 1998 before working in public affairs for Harcourt Public Affairs from 1999 to 2000. She returned to Westminster and held posts as Chief of Staff to three Shadow ministers, including the Shadow Home Secretary between 2003 and 2005.[4] Crouch then moved to Aviva where she was the head of Public Affairs between 2005 and 2010.[4][5]

Political career

Crouch was elected as the Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford with a majority of 6,069 - the largest majority since the creation of the constituency. She won with a 46.2% share of the vote - a swing of 9.4% to the Conservatives. The Daily Telegraph' listed her as one of their "pragmatic, Eurosceptic" new MPs who seeks to "anchor the [Conservative] party to the right of centre".[6]

Crouch is a vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Dementia,[7] Alcohol Misuse[8] and Athletics.[4] In February 2011, Crouch was elected to the 1922 Committee executive.[4]

On 9 December 2010, Crouch abstained in the vote to raise university tuition fees. She was one of two Conservative MPs to abstain, and one of only eight to not support the government proposals.[9]

Crouch voted against the badger cull, speaking during the debates on the subject in October 2012 and June 2013. She congratulated other Conservative MPs for voting against or abstaining on the vote, describing the cull as "barbaric and indiscriminate".

Tracey, in February 2013, voted in favour of the Same Sex Couples Bill.

Personal life

Crouch is a qualified FA football coach[10] and manages a youth girl's football team.[4]


  1. ^ "Tracey Crouch MP". BBC Democracy Live (BBC). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 2013-12-20. 
  3. ^;to=2010-05-19;all=returned+westminster/
  4. ^ a b c d e f g ‘CROUCH, Tracey Elizabeth Anne’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 1 Jan 2013
  5. ^ 11 May 2010 "Many lobbyists win seats but some see majority decreased" by David SingletonPR Week
  6. ^ Hennessey, Patrick (21 August 2011). "Ayes right: the new pragamatic, Eurosceptic Tory MPs". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  7. ^ (retrieved 20 February 2011)Altzeimers Society
  8. ^ (retrieved 20 February 2011)UK Parliament
  9. ^ "UK | UK Politics | Tuition fees: How Liberal Democrat MPs voted". BBC News. 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  10. ^ Conservative website profile

External links

  • Tracey Crouch MP official constituency website
  • Tracey Crouch's blog
  • Tracy Crouch MP Conservative Party profile
  • Chatham and Aylesford Conservatives
  • Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
  • Voting record at Public Whip
  • Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
  • Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
  • Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Jonathan Shaw
Member of Parliament for Chatham and Aylesford
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