onsıde| ISSUE 38 7 JULY 1975 Born in Ashford, Kent. 1980s Attends Folkestone Schools for Girls and develops a taste for playing football. 1996 Graduates from University of Hull with Law degree. 1996 to 98 Works as MPs researcher in Parliament. Begins coaching Meridian Girls U13s football team. 1998 to 2003 Works as a political consultant for clients ranging from pets charities and financial institutions to slimming groups. 2003 Appointed Chief of Staff to Shadow Education Secretary, then Shadow Home Secretary, before being headhunted by Aviva’s City office. MAY 2010 Elected MP for Chatham and Aylesford. 2012 to 2015 Serves as member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. MAY 2015 Appointed Minister for Sport. DECEMBER 2015 Launches DCMS’ first Sports Strategy for 13 years. MINI BIOGRAPHY THE INTERVIEW: TRACEY CROUCH