Sarah Newton

MP, Truro and Falmouth

Truro and Falmouth Conservative

Sarah Newton campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Sarah Newton’s voting in Parliament

Sarah Newton is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Sarah Newton’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Sarah Newton’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Sarah Newton’s full vote analysis page for more.

Sarah Newton has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 13 Dec 2016

    Licensing Act 2003 Committee: Licensing Act 2003. 10:15 am; Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 10:30 AM) Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Department for Culture, Media and Sport Ms Sarah Newton MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, Home Office Ms Nicola Blackwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation, Department of Health
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry 2 Dec 2016

    Liz Sanderson was the then Home Secretary’s special adviser. The Department holds no records of separate meetings or conversations between Ms Sanderson and Dame Lowell Goddard, panel members or the statutory officers. However, she routinely attended the Home Secretary’s meetings, including with Dame Lowell Goddard and panel members during the appointment processes. She also had...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry 28 Nov 2016

    At the preliminary hearing on 26 July 2016 Counsel to the Inquiry stated that the Inquiry was making an average of between 20 and 25 police referrals each week. Further details are in the transcript (page 9, lines 4-5): https://www.iicsa.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/2016- 07-26-general-matters-relating-to-investigations-transcript. pdf

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Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • South West
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Palliative Care
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Fuel Poverty

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 9 debates in the last year — well 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 93.51% 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.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sarah Newton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 208 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
2 February 2016, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 12 February 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property near Falmouth: (i) and (ii). (Updated 24 June 2013)

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