Department for Culture Media and Sport

hugh robertson

Hugh Robertson MP
The Rt Hon Hugh Robertson MP
Minister for Sport and Tourism


  • Sport
  • Olympic and Paralympic Legacy
  • Tourism – including GREAT campaign
  • Gambling and Licensing
  • National Lottery
  • Ceremonial


Hugh Robertson MP was born in the Kent and Canterbury Hospital on the 9 October 1962. An army officer from 1985 – 1995, he saw active service in Northern Ireland, the Gulf war and in Bosnia during the siege of Sarajevo. He then joined the investment arm of Schroders.

He was elected to Parliament in June 2001 as the MP for Faversham and Mid Kent, and was Shadow Minister for Sport and the Olympics from 2005 to 2010.