Minister for Sport and Civil Society

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United Kingdom
Minister for Sport
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Nigel Huddleston

since 13 February 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
StyleSports Minister
Reports toSecretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
AppointerElizabeth II
Term lengthNo fixed term
Inaugural holderDenis Howell
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister for Sport is a junior minister in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for sport and Civil Society in England. The office is currently held by Nigel Huddleston.

The post covers sport as well as tourism and heritage. 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
Denis Howell 1964 1970 Labour Wilson
Eldon Griffiths 1970 1974 Conservative Heath
Denis Howell 1974 1979 Labour Wilson
Hector Monro 1979 1981 Conservative Thatcher I
Neil Macfarlane 1981 1985 Conservative Thatcher I
Thatcher II
Richard Tracey 1985 1987 Conservative Thatcher II
Colin Moynihan 1987 1990 Conservative Thatcher II
Robert Atkins Sir Robert Atkins (Martin Rulsch) 1.jpg 1990 1992 Conservative Major I
Robert Key 1992 1993 Conservative Major II
Iain Sproat 1993 1997 Conservative
Tony Banks 1997 1999 Labour Blair I
Kate Hoey Kate Hoey, May 2009 1.jpg 1999 2001 Labour
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-Clegg
Helen Grant Official portrait of Mrs Helen Grant crop 2.jpg 2013 2015 Conservative
Tracey Crouch Official portrait of Tracey Crouch crop 2.jpg May 2015 2018 Conservative Cameron II
May I
May II
Mims Davies Official portrait of Mims Davies crop 2.jpg 2018 2019 Conservative
Nigel Adams Official portrait of Nigel Adams crop 2.jpg 2019 2020 Conservative Johnson I
Johnson II
Nigel Huddleston
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage
Official portrait of Nigel Huddleston MP crop 2.jpg 2020 Incumbent Conservative