Sarah Newton

Sarah Newton
FRSA MP
Minister of State for Disabled People
Assumed office
9 November 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Penny Mordaunt
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism
In office
17 July 2016  9 November 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Karen Bradley (Minister of State)
Succeeded by Victoria Atkins
Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
In office
10 September 2012  11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Michael Fallon
Succeeded by Robert Halfon
Member of Parliament
for Truro and Falmouth
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 3,792 (6.7%)
Personal details
Born Sarah Louise Hick
(1961-07-19) 19 July 1961
Gloucestershire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Alan Newton[1]
Children 2 daughters, 1 son
Residence Mylor, Cornwall
Alma mater King's College London
Occupation Politician
Website Sarah Newton MP

Sarah Louise Newton, FRSA (born Sarah Louise Hick, 19 July 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician. She was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Truro and Falmouth in 2010 and re-elected in 2015[2] and 2017.

Early life

Born in Gloucestershire, Newton moved to Cornwall at an early age, and attended Marlborough Infants, Clare Terrace Primary School and Falmouth School, where she was elected Head Girl.[3] After being brought up in Cornwall, Newton went up to King's College London where she read History, before completing a master's degree in the United States, studying as a Rotary International Scholar.

Professional career

Newton began her career as a marketing officer for businesses including IBIS, Citibank and American Express. During her six years working for American Express, Newton was responsible for strategic planning, marketing and promotion of the card in the United Kingdom. In the early 1990s, Newton served as the director of Age Concern England. During this period, she worked towards the improvement and development of Age Positive and The Employers Forum on Age. After leaving this post, Newton served as a founder and the initial director of The International Longevity Centre, and remains connected with the centre as a trustee.

Political career

Newton was previously a councillor on Merton Council, and served as both chairman and Vice-Chairman of Wimbledon Conservatives. During her time in Wimbledon, Newton served as the head of Friends of Cannizaro Park.[4]

Newton was first elected to the House of Commons in the 2010 general election. She beat the Liberal Democrat candidate by 435 votes. In 2015 she won re-election with 44% of the overall vote.[5] After both elections, Newton was one of four MPs sworn into office after taking their oaths in Cornish.[6][7]

During the 2016 EU membership referendum, Newton was one of several figures from the South West region who signed a statement backing the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign.[8]

References

  1. "Sarah Newton". M.conservatives.com. 12 May 2011. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. "About". sarahnewton.org.uk. Sarah Newton. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. "Sarah Newton". cornwallconservatives.com. Cornwall Conservatives. 11 May 2010.
  4. "Sarah Newton MP - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  5. "Truro and Falmouth". Election 2015. BBC. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  6. "Sarah Newton sworn in". magakernow.org.uk. MAGA - Sodhva an Taves Kernewek / Cornish Language Office. 24 July 2010.
  7. Tredhek (3 February 2015). "MPs Dan Rogerson, Andrew George, Stephen Gilbert & Sarah Newton swore their Oath of Allegiance in Cornish. Will they continue to support it?". Twitter. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  8. Gayle, W. B. (9 June 2016). "Rick Stein, Sarah Newton and Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit say Cornwall is better off in the EU". The West Briton. Local World. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
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