Sarah Newton has become the Minister of State at DWP, taking over from Penny Mourdant, with a remit for disability, work and health. Mourdant has been promoted to Secretary of State for International Development, following yesterday’s resignation of Priti Patel.

Sarah Newton has been the MP for Truro and Falmouth since 2010. In 2015 she became a Government Whip with Departmental responsibility for DEFRA. In 2016 she was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism.

Prior to becoming an MP, Sarah was a marketing officer for IBIS, Citibank and American Express. After working for American Express for 4 years she became Director of Age Concern England. Sarah is also Founder and Initial Director of the International Longevity Centre.