Helen Grant was first elected to represent the Parliamentary Constituency of Maidstone & the Weald on 5th May 2010.
On 5th September 2012 she was appointed Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice and for Women's and Equalities issues in David Cameron's first ministerial re-shuffle since the general election.
On October 7th 2013 she was promoted in the Prime Minister's second reshuffle to the high profile role of Minister for Sport and Tourism. She stood down from this role after the General Election in May 2015.
Born in London, Helen was brought up on the Raffles council estate in Carlisle for much of her early childhood. She quickly showed sporting talent, becoming captain of the school tennis and hockey teams, and representing the County in Hockey, Tennis, Athletics, and Cross-Country. She later became under-16 Judo Champion in North of England and Southern Scotland.
Helen moved on to obtain a law degree at the University of Hull, undertook solicitors' finals at the College of Law in Guildford and qualified as a solicitor in 1988.
Helen is married with two sons and enjoys tennis, movies, sporting events and family life.