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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance 12 Oct 2018

    Holding answer received on 11 October 2018 The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recognises and appreciates the vital contribution made by informal carers who provide invaluable support for relatives, partners, friends and neighbours who may be ill, frail or disabled. DWP works to ensure claimants are aware of their responsibility to provide the correct information when making...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance 12 Oct 2018

    Holding answer received on 11 October 2018 The Counter Fraud & Compliance Directorate (CFCD), part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the prevention, detection and, where appropriate, investigation of fraud and error against all benefits administered by and on behalf of DWP. DWP does not routinely publish prosecution statistics and the specific...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Motability 12 Oct 2018

    Holding answer received on 11 October 2018 The Department does not hold this information. While the Department works closely with Motability, it is an independent charitable organisation that is wholly responsible for the terms and the administration of the Motability scheme. Where PIP claimants are no longer entitled to enhanced rate mobility; Motability’s current policy is...

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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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — well 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 92.92% 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.
  • 135 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Sarah Newton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 328 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

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