Sarah Newton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sarah Newton
Sarah Newton.jpg
Parliamentary under-Secretary of State at the Home Office for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism
Assumed office
17 July 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May
Preceded by Karen Bradley (Minister of State)
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 14,000 (27.2%)
Personal details
Born (1961-07-19) 19 July 1961 (age 55)
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 and a current Member of Parliament (MP) for Truro and Falmouth. She was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2015.[2]

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Newton was first elected to the House of Commons in the 2010 general election. She beat the Liberal Democrat candidate by only 435 votes. In 2015 she won re-election with 44% of the overall vote.[4] After both elections, Newton was one of four MPs sworn into office after taking their oaths in Cornish.[5][6]

During the 2016 European Union membership referendum Newton was one of several influential figures from the South West region who signed a statement backing the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign. Other notable signaturies included chef Rick Stein and Tim Smit, co-counder of the Eden Project.[7]


  1. ^ "Sarah Newton". Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  2. ^ "About". Sarah Newton. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Truro and Falmouth". Election 2015. BBC. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Tredhek on Twitter: "MPs Dan Rogerson, Andrew George, Stephen Gilbert & Sarah Newton swore their Oath of Allegiance in Cornish. Will they continue to support it?"". Twitter. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  7. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth
2010 – present