|Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party|
10 September 2012
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Michael Fallon|
|Member of Parliament
for Truro and Falmouth
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
19 July 1961 |
|Children||2 daughters, 1 son|
|Alma mater||King's College London|
|Website||Sarah Newton MP|
Sarah Louise Newton FRSA (born Sarah Louise Hick, 19 July 1961) is a British Conservative Party politician who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Truro and Falmouth.
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. 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 of America, studying as a Rotary International Scholar.
Newton started 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 currently acts as one of the trustees.
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.
Newton was elected to the House of Commons in the 2010 general election. She beat the Liberal Democrat candidate by 435 votes. Newton was sworn into office on 24 May 2010, and along with three other MPs, took her oath in Cornish.
- "www.conservatives.com". M.conservatives.com. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
- "Tory blue back on Cornwall map at Lib Dems' expense". BBC News. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
- [dead link]
- Official website
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth
2010 – present