Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Sarah Newton voted on key issues
- Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
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I, too, have supported my right hon. Friend’s new clause, because this is an essential point. This Government should be proud of the support that they have introduced for the legion of unpaid carers who do such a fantastic job, but if their doctors, district nurses and health care professionals do not let them know about these rights, they are not really worth having.
Did the Minister read the report produced by the Select Committee on Science and Technology following our inquiry into the number of women in senior positions in science—particularly universities? I think that she will find our recommendations helpful in getting women scientists and engineers to play their full part in the economy.
My hon. Friend is being incredibly generous in giving way. I want to give grist to her mill by saying that the oldest law firm in our country routinely undertakes unconscious bias training. If it is good enough for that firm, it must be good enough for Members of Parliament.
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Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth
Topics of interest
- Energy and Climate Change
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- Cancer: Drugs
- Cold Weather Payments
- Fuel Poverty
- Geothermal Power
- Palliative Care
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 148 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
10 June 2013, £75. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 10 June 2013)
8. Land and Property
Residential property near Falmouth, from which rental income is received.(Updated 24 June 2013)
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