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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 19 Dec 2018
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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
- 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 22 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 92.74% 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") 347 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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