Minister for Sport and Civil Society

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United Kingdom
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society
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Mims Davies

since 5 November 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
StyleSports Minister
Reports toSecretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
NominatorTheresa May
AppointerElizabeth II
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderThe Viscount Hailsham
WebsiteOfficial website

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society is a junior minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sport and Civil Society in England. The current postholder is Mims Davies. [1]

The post is currently at Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State level covering sport, Tourism and Heritage. The position of Minister for Sport was previously at the more senior Minister of State level in the previous government. 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 Responsibilities[edit]

Ministers for Sport[edit]

Name Portrait Term of office Political party Prime Minister
The Viscount Hailsham
(subsequently Quintin Hogg)
Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham Allan Warren.jpg 1962 1964 Conservative Macmillan
Denis Howell 1964 1970 Labour Wilson
Eldon Griffiths 1970 1974 Conservative Heath
Denis Howell 1974 1979 Labour Wilson
Hector Monro 1979 1981 Conservative Thatcher
Neil Macfarlane 1981 1985 Conservative Thatcher
Richard Tracey RICHARD TRACEY 2007.jpg 1985 1987 Conservative Thatcher
Colin Moynihan 1987 1990 Conservative Thatcher
Robert Atkins Sir Robert Atkins (Martin Rulsch) 1.jpg 1990 1992 Conservative Major
Robert Key 1992 1993 Conservative Major
Iain Sproat 1993 1997 Conservative Major
Tony Banks 1997 1999 Labour Blair
Kate Hoey Kate Hoey, May 2009 1.jpg 1999 2001 Labour Blair
The Rt Hon. Richard Caborn 2001 2007 Labour Blair
Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe.jpg 2007 2010 Labour Brown
Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Official.jpg 2010 2013 Conservative Cameron
Helen Grant Official portrait of Mrs Helen Grant crop 2.jpg 2013 2015 Conservative Cameron
Tracey Crouch Official portrait of Tracey Crouch crop 2.jpg 2015 2018 Conservative Cameron
Mims Davies Official portrait of Mims Davies crop 2.jpg 2018 present Conservative May


  1. ^ Reporters, Telegraph (5 November 2018). "Mims Davies named Sports Minister after Tracey Crouch resignation" – via