Hugh Robertson (politician)
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|The Right Honourable
|Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
7 October 2013
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Alistair Burt|
|Minister for Sport|
14 May 2010 – 7 October 2013
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Gerry Sutcliffe|
|Succeeded by||Helen Grant|
|Member of Parliament
for Faversham and Mid Kent
7 June 2001
|Preceded by||Andrew Rowe|
9 October 1962 |
Canterbury, Kent, England
|Spouse(s)||Anna, née Copson|
|Alma mater||University of Reading|
|Years of service||1982–1995|
Hugh Michael Robertson (born 9 October 1962, Canterbury) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Faversham and Mid Kent since 2001. He is currently the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and was previously the Minister for Sport.
Robertson was educated at The King's School, an independent school in Canterbury, Kent (almost certainly the most ancient school in continuous existence throughout the world). He then read Land Management at the University of Reading from 1982–85, obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree, before attending the RMA Sandhurst between 1985-86.
Robertson served as an officer in the Life Guards from 1982–95, rising to the rank of Major. From 1995 until 2001, he was a banker with the investment management division of Schroders, then head of new business development for the property division.
Robrtson received the following military medals:
Gulf War Medal plus land war bar. UN Bosnia Medal. NATO Former Yugoslavia Medal.
Robertson is Member of Parliament for the constituency of Faversham and Mid Kent, a large constituency in Kent, which stretches from the ouskirts of east Maidstone to the rural areas of The Weald and Faversham.
Having shadowed this post in Opposition and one in which he takes keen interest, he was appointed a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State as the Minister for Sport in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in May 2010. In September 2012, he was promoted to Minister of State in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as the Minister for Sport, Olympic Legacy Tourism.
He married Anna Copson on 17 May 2002 at the Church of St. Margaret, Westminster. The wedding had to be rescheduled at short notice from 5 April after the death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. They have one son: James.
Robertson is a playing member of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club.
- "List of Members Returned to Serve in Parliament at the General Election 2010". 13 May 2010. Retrieved 8 September.
- Gibson, Owen (14 May 2010). "Conservative MP Hugh Robertson to be confirmed as new sports minister". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent
|Minister for Sport
|Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs