Truro and Falmouth (House of Commons)
Ms Sarah Newton MP (Conservative)
Surgery: Woodbine Farm Business Centre
Surgery Tel: 01872 274760
MP Since - 2010 Majority - 435 Born - 19. Married (Alan), 1 son, 2 daughters.
Education - Marlborough Infants and Clare Terrace. Falmouth School. King`s College, London.
Previous Occupation - Worked in marketing with IBIS, Citibank and American Express. Former Director of Age Concern England. Director of the International Longevity Centre.
Personal Overview - Gained this marginal constituency from the Liberal Democrats at her first attempt at standing for parliament in the area where she grew up. After a career background based in marketing, she moved to Age Concern and then followed this up becoming a Director of the International Longevity Centre in the UK, a think tank working with policy makers on developing positive and pragmatic responses to an ageing population. She has political experience as a former Councillor and has been active in a large number of voluntary organisations both locally and further afield. Locally, she has campaigned on NHS and health related issues and is committed to finding a viable future for Falmouth Harbour.
Political History - Former Councillor, London Borough of Merton. Former Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Wimbledon Conservative Association. MP Truro and Falmouth (2010-). Member of the Administration Select Committee (2010-12). Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee (2012-).
Characteristics - Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts. Has been a member of Falmouth Tall Ships Association and Falmouth Rotary Club. A Friend of St Petrocs and Truro Homeless Action Group. A member of the Childrens Hospice South West Precious Lives Appeal Board. Has also been a Co-Director of the Riverside Shelter for Homeless in New York City, a governor of a LEA school and Deputy Chair of Governors at the Sir James Henderson International School in Milan. Has been Chairman of the Friends of Cannizaro Park. Also, her grandfather was a founder of Falmouth Football Club.
Business Tel: 020 7219 3000
Interests: Health,The Elderly
- Science and Technology Committee (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Cider Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Citizens Advice (Chairman)
- Coastal and Marine Group (Member)
- British Fruit Industry Group (Associate Group) (Vice Chairman)
- Intergenerational Futures Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Maritime and Ports Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Methodist Group (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on National Citizen Service and Volunteering (Secretary)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Off-Gas Grid (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector (Member)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care (Vice Chairman)
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working Poverty (Member)
South West (European Parliament)
Earl William of Dartmouth MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 23/09/49. 10th Earl of Dartmouth.
Education - Eton. Christchurch College, Oxford. Harvard Business School.
Previous Occupation - Chartered Accountant, working in the United Arab Emirates (1975-77). Worked in the US for 6 years before returning to work in the UK in 1983 in finance, property and communications. Director, Hanson Transport. Chairman and Founder of Kirklees Cable.
Personal Overview - Former Conservative Peer who defected to the UK Independence party successfully gained election to the European Parliament at the 2009 elections. From a background in accountancy, he has worked in several countries, including the United Arab Emirates and US. A former Hereditary Peer, he lost his seat in the House of Lords in November 1999 in the Lords reforms of that year. Having reinvented himself as a UK Independence member he has the opportunity to use his accountancy skills to highlight any financial issues within the EU.
Political History - General Election candidate (Conservative) for Leigh (February 1974), Stockport South (October 1974). Succeeded his father to became a member of the House of Lords (1997-99). European Parliament candidate (1999). Joined the UK Independence Party (2007). Current prospective parliamentary candidate for Exeter. MEP South West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on International Trade (2009-). Substitute member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Other Information - At Oxford he was elected Secretary of the Oxford Union.
Intergroups - N/a.
Business Tel: 32(0)2 28 49735
Interests: Business & Finance
- Foreign Affairs (Substitute)
- International Trade (Member)
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