Sarah Wollaston

Sarah Wollaston

Who is Sarah Wollaston?

Sarah Wollaston is a British Liberal Democrat politician and a medical doctor. She is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Totnes, and Chair of the Liaison Committee and the Health Select Committee in the House of Commons. On 20 February 2019, Wollaston resigned from the Conservative Party, along with two other MPs from her party, joining The Independent Group. 

What is Sarah Wollaston Famous for?

Sarah Wollaston is best known for being a Liberal Democrat politician and a medical doctor who is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Totnes, and Chair of the Liaison Committee and the Health Select Committee in the House of Commons.

Where was Sarah Wollaston Born?

Sarah Wollaston was born on 17 February 1962 in Woking, Surrey, England. Her father was supplies and catering officer in the Royal Air Force, formerly a diver and bomb disposal specialist in the Royal Navyand. Wollaston was educated at service and civilian primary schools. She did her secondary education from girls' grammar school in Watford in 1980. In 1986, Wollaston graduated with a degree in Medicine from girls' grammar school. Information regarding her parents, siblings and her religion is still not revealed yet.

How is Sarah Wollaston's Career?

Wollaston worked as a junior hospital doctor and then as a general practitioner (GP) before running for political office nearly after more than 20 years in clinical practice. Wollaston joined the Conservative Party in 2006 and put her name forward for the selection of a candidate for the Totnes constituency in 2009. In the 2010 general election, she won the seat with an increased majority, increasing it further in 2015 and became the first person to be selected as the parliamentary candidate for a major British political party through a postal open primary. She rebelled against the Cameron-Clegg government on several key votes—voting in favor of a referendum on British membership of the European Union in 2011, for a cut in the EU budget in 2011, and against military intervention in Syria in 2013. She has been a vocal proponent of minimum unit pricing for alcohol and has spoken out against political patronage in Westminster. 

 In 2015 and 2017 Wollaston was re-elected by MPs from across both sides of the House of Commons to Chair the Health Select Committee. During Wollostan's time as chair, the Health Committee has published several influential reports on areas such as Children’s and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), End of Life Care, Primary Care, Childhood Obesity and other important public health and mental health issues including preventing suicide. Wollaston has campaigned on social care, health funding, primary care, local health services, and public health. Wollaston was elected as chair of the Liaison Committee on 13 November 2017.

In 2018, She began expressing disappointments to conservative party and On 20 February 2019, Wollaston resigned from the Conservative Party, along with two other MPs from her party, joining The Independent Group, later styled Change UK. In June 2019, she left Change UK to sit as an independent MP and thereafter, On 14 August 2019, Wollaston joined the Liberal Democrats. 

What are Sarah Wollaston's Achievements?

She has over 25 years of experience in medical practices. Wollaston is the first person to be selected as the parliamentary candidate for a major British political party through a postal open primary. She was named Spectator backbencher of the year in 2014 and again by the Political Studies Association in 2015. In 2014 Wollaston was elected by MPs from across both sides of the House of Commons to Chair the Health and Social Care Select Committee. Wollaston was re-elected to this role in 2015 and 2017 has chaired many influential inquiries and hearings focusing on issues such as Children's and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), 

End of Life Care, Primary Care, Childhood Obesity, preventing suicide and the nursing workforce. Wollaston continues to campaign on social care, health funding, primary care, local health services, and public health. In 2017 Wollaston was also elected to Chair the Liaison Committee, of all select committee chairs which are the committee that calls the Prime Minister to give evidence.

What is Sarah Wollaston's Net Worth?

Information regarding her net worth, salary, houses, cars, businesses, and their worths are not still under review.

How is Sarah Wollaston's Personal Life?

Wollaston lives in South Devon with her husband Adrian James, a psychiatrist, who is a registrar of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. They met while studying medicine at Guy’s Hospital. They have two daughters and one son. She is a keen cyclist and took part in the 2014 RideLondon 100-mile bike race with her husband.

How Tall is Sarah Wollaston?

Dimensions her body is still not available. She has a straight sexual orientation. 

Sarah Wollaston is active on social media. Till now, She has more than 86.2K followers on Twitter with id @sarahwollaston.In addition, She does not have much on Instagram which is normal for politicians that counts 66 followers that go by id wollastonsarah. She has a facebook profile with id @drsarahwollaston where she has over 2.7k fans.

Facts About Sarah Wollaston

  • #1She continued her medicine practices while being involved with the Conservative party until 2010.
  • #2Wollaston has lived in South Devon for twenty-five years and was privileged to work on the frontline of the NHS for twenty-four years before entering Parliament in 2010.
  • #3Wollaston also spent several years as a police forensic examiner for Devon and Cornwall Police – mostly seeing victims of sexual or domestic violence.
  • #4For eleven years Wollaston worked as a GP on Dartmoor and taught junior doctors and medical students as well as examining for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
  • #5Wollaston was spurred into politics after hearing David Cameron’s invitation to those with non-political backgrounds to bring their practical experience to Westminster.
  • #6In 2015 and 2017 Wollaston was re-elected by MPs from across both sides of the House of Commons to Chair the Health Select Committee.
  • #7During Wollostan's time as chair, the Health Committee has published several influential reports on areas such as Children’s and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), End of Life Care, Primary Care, Childhood Obesity and other important public health and mental health issues including preventing suicide.
Sarah Wollaston
Quick Facts of Sarah Wollaston
Celebrated Name Sarah Wollaston
Age 58 years old
Nick Name Sarah Wollaston
Birth Name Sarah Wollaston
Birth Date 1962-02-17
Gender Female
Profession Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Nationality British
Famous for Liberal Democrat politician and a medical doctor
Place of Birth Woking, Surrey, England
Education service and civilian primary schools and girls' grammar school
Marital Status Married
Husband Adrian James
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