Sarah Newton

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth


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

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.

Last updated: 5 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations 15 Feb 2019

    Holding answer received on 12 February 2019 Health Professionals that carry out PIP Assessments on behalf of DWP must have the following qualifications and experience: are an occupational therapist, nurse (level 1), physiotherapist or paramedic. Doctors support assessments as part of the overall clinical assurance process but do not currently undertake any PIP assessments. are...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence 15 Feb 2019

    Our correspondence, including decision letters, is issued via 2nd class post in keeping with our responsibility to efficiently use public funds; so we expect it to arrive within three working days, including Saturdays. There are no plans to change the start date of the period to apply for a Mandatory Reconsideration or make an appeal. The extension of that period can include the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Neurology 14 Feb 2019

    Holding answer received on 08 February 2019 Ministers and officials regularly meet charities and third sector bodies, including those who have an understanding of those with neurological conditions, to discuss a range of issues in relation to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), including assessments. PIP and WCA Health Professionals must...

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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

Sarah Newton campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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 Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 9 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 21 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.39% 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") 355 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.


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