Sarah Newton MP

Sarah Newton

Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth

Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party

Tel: 01872 274760 / Fax: 01726 891708 / 18 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2LZ
Email: sarah.newton.mp@parliament.uk / Web: www.sarahnewton.org.uk

Sarah grew up in this constituency where she married Alan 25 years ago and they have three children together.  She was educated locally at Marlborough Infants, Clare Terrace Primary School and Falmouth School before reading History at King's College London. Sarah also had the opportunity to study a postgraduate degree in the USA as a Rotary International Scholar.

She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and has undertaken a wide range of voluntary activity including being a Member of Falmouth Tall Ships Association; Member of the Children's Hospice South West Precious Lives Appeal Board; Member of Falmouth Rotary Club; Friend of St Petrocs and Truro Homeless Action Group.

Sarah was a member of the Student Union Executive at King's College London University, Councillor for the London Borough of Merton and Chairman of Wimbledon Conservative Association.

Sarah's Experience

Sarah was elected in 2010 and has since joined the Science and Technology Select Committee and the Administration Committee.  She was a member of the Welfare Reform Bill, Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill, the Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill, the Wreck Removal Convention Bill and on the Merchant Shipping Ship-to-Ship Transfers Regulations Committees.

Sarah is also currently involved in three Parliamentary Inquiries looking into different aspects of social care, housing for older people and the persecution of Christians in Iran.

In 2012 Sarah was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party with particular responsibility for candidate selection.  To that end she is also the Co-Chair of the Candidates Committee together with Carlyn Chisholm.

Before entering Parliament, Sarah was Director of the International Longevity Centre in the UK - an international 'think and do tank' that works with policy makers across all sectors to develop pragmatic and positive responses to the ageing population.  In the 1990s she was a Director of Age Concern England.  Before turning her attention to building awareness of the issues affecting older people and their families, Sarah held senior marketing and strategic planning roles at Citibank and American Express.

Campaigning in Cornwall and Parliament

Sarah is committed to ensuring that the social care system is reformed and that people with disabilities or chronic illnesses have the support that they need to lead a full life in their community. She has secured several debates in Parliament on this subject as well as using her role as Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Social Care to highlight these important issues.

Sarah is dedicated to serving her constituency and her Parliamentary work reflects key local issues, including ensuring the extra cost of living and providing services in a remote, rural part of the UK is reflected in the funding of local public services. Much of Sarah's time is spent helping employers create and retain employment in growing sectors of the economy including food and drink, creative, maritime, renewable energy and tourism industries.