Born in 1975, Tracey grew up and was educated in Kent. As the daughter of a social worker and insurance broker, Tracey left Kent to study Law at Hull University when after graduation she accidentally found herself working as a researcher to a Conservative MP rather than training to become a solicitor.
After two years of working in Parliament (1996-1998) for various MPs including Michael Howard, Tracey left to work as a political consultant where she represented clients ranging from a major chocolate manufacturer, financial institutions and members of the chemical industry, through to slimming groups and pet charities.
In 2003, Tracey was asked to return to Parliament to become Chief of Staff to the Shadow Education Secretary Damian Green before moving to become Chief of Staff to Shadow Home Secretary David Davis shortly after. Having seen David Davis’ majority triple in the 2005 General Election, Tracey once again left Parliament to work in the City for insurance giant Norwich Union and its FTSE parent Aviva, where she worked until 7th May 2010.
Tracey was selected for Chatham & Aylesford in November 2006.
Tracey is a keen sports enthusiast and since ‘retiring’ from playing football has become a FA qualified football coach. Tracey likes reading, travelling, listening to an eclectic music collection, and eating!