Tracey Crouch resigns as sports and civil society minister

Published: Friday 2 November 2018 - 08:15

ACEVO's statement on the minister's resignation

Tracey Crouch, minister for sport, civil society and loneliness, resigned from her post on Thursday 1 November.

Commenting on the resignation, ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning said: "Tracey Crouch was a passionate and committed civil society minister who clearly valued the role of charities. I regret that she will no longer be our minister, but her decision to resign was based on a principle that all civil society leaders can respect.

"While the circumstances are not ideal, there is now an opportunity for the Secretary of State to allocate the sports and civil society briefs to different ministers. Tracey Crouch had the mindset we need in a minister, but she did not have the time needed to achieve the vision she laid out. It is unrealistic to expect one person to hold briefs for charity, social enterprise, sport, gambling, lotteries and loneliness. We ask that Jeremy Wright demonstrates his commitment to civil society by appointing a minister who is able to make the civil society strategy a reality."