A selection of Sarah Newton's votes
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Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
17 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2011–2016
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
42 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2016
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Former Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Sarah Newton campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Energy and Climate Change
- Communities and Local Government
- Work and Pensions
- South West
- Cancer: Drugs
- Palliative Care
- Cold Weather Payments
- Fuel Poverty
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (17 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
- Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Sarah Newton’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 93.36% 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 — 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.
- 125 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 222 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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