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: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Motor Neurone Disease 23 Mar 2018

    Entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance is based on how a person’s health condition affects their functional capability to work. This means that we do not make exemptions from the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process based solely on medical conditions. However I met representatives of the Motor Neurone Disease Association in February 2018, and listened to their concerns...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Business Premises: Assistance Dogs 22 Mar 2018

    There are no plans to introduce legislation to ensure businesses have signage stating that service animals (assistance dogs) have access to premises. Standards for assistance dogs are currently and historically maintained on the basis of a voluntary regulatory framework. There is no specific legislation for the regulation of assistance dogs and no legislation is planned. Assistance dogs must...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Health and Safety: Drugs 22 Mar 2018

    No assessment has been made of the potential merits of mandatory drug testing for people who operate heavy plant machinery. Employers have a general duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees. If they knowingly allow an employee under the influence of drug misuse to continue...

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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 91.73% 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") 297 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 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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