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.
However, Sarah Newton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Sarah Newton voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Sarah Newton has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Will my right hon. Friend give way?
It is a huge privilege to stand in the House today. We have a special word in the Cornish language: hireth. There really is no direct translation into English, but it is about a feeling that comes from being Cornish. It derives from our inspirational natural environment and from our history and culture. As someone whose family has lived and worked in my constituency for generations, it has...
Let me put this beyond doubt; I am just being respectful of the fact that no one has a right to a seat on these Benches. If we have a general election, I do not make any assumption about whether I will be returned to this place, but I absolutely plan and hope that the general election does send me back to this place. Far too many people in this House are complacent and see themselves...
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Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General 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
- Palliative Care
- Cancer: Drugs
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
- Cold Weather Payments
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (9 Nov 2017 to 13 Mar 2019)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Nov 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 63 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Sarah Newton’s speeches
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 92.36% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- 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") 394 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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