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 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: 21 Feb 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits 17 May 2018

    The volume of paper assessment only is outlined in the table below: PIP, ESA & UC Paper Based Assessment April 2013 to March 2018 April 2013 - March 2014 April 2014 - March 2015 April 2015 - March 2016 April 2016 - March 2017 April 2017 - March 2018 PIP 21,722 131,865 119,458 156,082 124,117 ESA 304,488 310,010 205,796 206,195 221,894 UC 17 135 503 1,743...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 16 May 2018

    Capita are paid based on the number of assessment reports completed which meet the Department’s quality standards. Decisions on entitlement to Personal Independent Payment are made by DWP Case Managers not the assessment provider. When a decision is overturned at appeal it does not necessarily mean that the original decision and the assessment report considered in the decision making...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Sign Language 16 May 2018

    Existing equality legislation already means employers, service providers and public bodies have to provide services in BSL and other formats when it is reasonable to do so. The Public Sector Equality Duty requires public bodies to have due regard to the needs of all those with protected characteristics, We don’t think new legislation would add to that. However, we are looking at...

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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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 23 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 91.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 306 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2018.

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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