List of MPs in the 2017 Parliament who are related to current or former Members of the House of Commons.Jump to full report >>
This list notes MPs who, at the start of the 2019 Parliament, have family members who are also current or former Members of the House of Commons. The list contains all those currently known to the Commons Library. In-laws are not included and relationships more than four generations back are not noted.
Due to the difficulties in documenting relationships of this nature, the Library cannot guarantee that this list is definitive. We are always happy to hear of any additions or amendments to the list. Please email the Editor with any comments.
Note: Subsequent honours or peerages awarded after the Member has left the Commons are not reflected in this list.
Information from the 2010, 2015 and 2017 parliaments is available in the spreadsheet uploaded as a supporting document to this list.
British Political Facts, Butler and Butler 2011, provides information on the family connections of MPs from 1900 to 2010.
Democratic dynasties: why are certain families successful in politics? Brenda Van Coppenolle, LSE Blog, 11 January 2018
Political Dynasties in the UK House of Commons: The Null Effect of Narrow Electoral Selection, Brenda Van Coppenolle, Legislative Studies Quarterly/Volume 42, Issue 3, 27 January 2017
Political Dynasties in the UK House of Commons, Brenda Van Coppenolle, Research Gate, March 2013
Political dynasties have featured prominently in British political history, but are declining in value, Dr Alun Wyburn-Powell, Democratic Audit UK BLog, April 2014
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Please send any comments or corrections to the Parliament & Constitution Centre. Suggestions for new lists welcomed.
Commons Briefing papers SN04809
Author: Sarah Priddy
Topic: Members of Parliament