Sarah Newton

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Truro and Falmouth Conservative

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 consistently 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: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 20 Dec 2017

    Work and Pensions: PIP and ESA assessments. 9:30 am; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Paul Gray CB, Leader of the Independent Reviews of PIP and Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee, Department for Work and Pensions Dr Paul Litchfield OBE, Leader of the 2013 and 2014 Independent Reviews of the ESA Work Capability Assessment Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Suicide 14 Dec 2017

    The information requested is not held by the Department.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Appeals 14 Dec 2017

    There has never been a Mandatory Reconsideration target for upholding original decisions. The 80 per cent figure, which was used in the answer to a recent Freedom of Information request, was an internal measurement only used to indicate areas where the quality of initial decisions may not be meeting our expected high standards, therefore enabling us to investigate and address if required. ...

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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 18 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 93.15% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 269 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Evelyn A Boscawen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 18 September 2017, residential property near Falmouth: (i) and (ii). (Updated 24 June 2013 and 26 September 2017)

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