| David Cameron|
King's College London
| Robert Halfon|
| 19 July 1961 (age 54)
Gloucestershire, England (1961-07-19) |
Mylor, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Sarah Newton Wikipedia
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.
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, 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 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. After both elections, Newton was one of four MPs sworn into office after taking their oaths in Cornish.
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.