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Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Sarah Newton voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Energy and Climate Change, Communities and Local Government, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Fuel Poverty, Palliative Care, Community Nurses, Cancer: Drugs, Housing: Older People
(based on written questions asked by Sarah Newton and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- PREVENTION OF SOCIAL HOUSING FRAUD BILL Committee (1 out of 1)
- Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (24 out of 26)
- Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Cornwall (20 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which providers have been chosen to deliver the (a) Standard Crime, (b) Standard Civil, (c) Family and (d) Community Legal Advice legal aid contract in Cornwall; what the value is of each such contract; and what estimate he has made of the number of people assisted through each such contract.”
- Health and Social Care (13 May 2013)
“The inclusion in the Queen’s Speech last week of a Care Bill in this new Session of Parliament is nothing short of a landmark occasion. Those of us who have been concerned with the reform of our social care system for decades know that those desperately needed reforms, which are well summarised in the Bill, have repeatedly been kicked into the long grass or filed under “Too...”
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- Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 83.50% 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") 127 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register