List of political families in the United Kingdom

Everyone here is/was an MP unless otherwise stated.


* William Maxwell Aitken (1879-1964), MP 1910-1916, later 1st Baron Beaverbrook
** Max Aitken, Conservative MP 1945-1950, later 2nd Baron Beaverbrook; son of Lord Beaverbrook
** William Traven Aitken ( -1963), Conservative MP 1950-1963; nephew of Lord Beaverbrook
*** Jonathan Aitken (1942- ), Conservative MP 1974-1997, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; son of William Traven Aitken


*Wendy Alexander (1963 - ) MSP for Paisley North since 1999, Minister in the Scottish Executive 1999 - 2002, Shadow Finance Secretary 2007 - ; sister of Douglas Alexander
*Douglas Alexander (1967 - ) Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South 1997 - , Cabinet Minister 2006 - , International Development Secretary 2007 - ; brother of Wendy Alexander.


* Leo Amery (1873-1955), Conservative MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook 1911-1945, Secretary of State
** Julian Amery (1919-1996), Conservative MP for Preston North 1950-1966, Brighton Pavilion 1969-1992, Secretary of State for Air; son of Leo
** John Amery (1912-1945), anti-communist and pro-Hitler activist, executed for treason; son of Leo


Hilary Armstrong succeeded her father, Ernest Armstrong, in North West Durham in 1987.


This family is somewhat unique in the fact that it is American (ultimately German) in origin.

* Waldorf Astor (1879-1952), Conservative MP for Plymouth, Sutton 1910-1919, later 2nd Viscount Astor; husband of Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor
* Nancy Astor (1879-1964), Conservative MP for Plymouth, Sutton 1919-1945, first female MP to take her seat; Waldorf's wife
** William Waldorf Astor (1907-1966), Conservative MP for East Fulham 1935-1945, Wycombe 1951-1952; Waldorf and Nancy's son
** Michael Langhorne Astor (1916-1979), Conservative MP for Surrey East 1945-1951; Waldorf and Nancy's son
* John Jacob Astor (1886-1971), Conservative MP 1922-1945, later 1st Baron Astor of Hever; Waldorf's brother
** Hon. John Astor (1923–1987), Conservative MP for Newbury 1964-1974; John Jacob's son

Asquiths and Bonham Carters

* Herbert Asquith (1852 - 1928), Liberal MP, Chancellor of the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1905 - 1908, Prime Minister 1908 - 1916, later 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith
** Lady Violet Bonham Carter (1887 - 1969), Governor of the BBC 1941 - 1946, President of the Liberal Party 1945 - 1947, created a life peer in 1964; daughter of Herbert Asquith
**Maurice Bonham Carter (1880 - 1960), Principal Private Secretary to Herbert Asquith; married to Violet, daughter of Herbert
***Mark Bonham Carter (1922 - 1994), Liberal MP, later life peer; son of Violet Bonham Carter
****Jane Bonham Carter (1957 - ), Life peer since 2005; daughter of Mark Bonham Carter
***Jo Grimond (1913 - 1983), MP for Orkney and Shetland 1950 - 1983, Leader of the Liberal Party 1956 - 1967 and 1976; married to Laura Bonham Carter the daughter of Violet Bonham Carter and sister of Mark Bonham Carter


* Roy Beggs, former MP for East Antrim
** Roy Beggs Jnr., Member of the Legislative Assembly for East Antrim; his son


* John Williams Benn (1850-1922), Liberal MP
** William Wedgwood Benn (1877-1960), Liberal and Labour MP, son of John Benn
*** Tony Benn (1925-), Labour MP, son of William Benn
**** Hilary Benn (1953-), Labour MP, son of Tony Benn
***** Emily Benn, (1989-), Labour Parliamentary Candidate, granddaughter of Tonny Benn, niece of Hilary Benn.


*Henry Brooke, Member of Parliament and Home Secretary, later life peer
**Peter Brooke, MP and Secretary of State, life peer, son of Henry Brooke


* James Callaghan (later Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, Prime Minister 1976 - 1979)
**Margaret Jay (née Callaghan, later Baroness Jay of Paddington, Leader of the House of Lords 1998 - 2001), daughter of James
**Peter Jay (British Ambassador to the United States), husband of Margaret

=Cavendishes (Dukes of Devonshire)=

* William Cavendish (1640-1707), Whig MP for Derbyshire 1661-1681, later 1st Duke of Devonshire
** William Cavendish (1672-1729), MP for Derbyshire 1695-1701, Castle Rising 1702 and Yorkshire 1702-1707, later 2nd Duke of Devonshire; son of 1st Duke
*** William Cavendish (1698-1755), Whig MP for Lostwithiel 1721-1724, Grampound 1724-1727 and Huntingdonshire 1727-1729, later 3rd Duke of Devonshire; son of 2nd Duke
**** William Cavendish (1720-1764), Whig MP for Derbyshire 1741-51, later 4th Duke of Devonshire and First Lord of the Treasury; son of 3rd Duke
***** Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (1757-1806), wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, society host and key support of the Whig party
***** William Cavendish (1808-1891), MP for Cambridge University 1829-1831, Malton 1831-1832 and Derbyshire North 1832-1834, later 7th Duke of Devonshire; great-grandson of 4th Duke
****** Spencer Cavendish (1833-1908), Liberal then Liberal Unionist MP for Lancashire North 1857-1868, Radnor 1869-1880, Lancashire Northeast 1880-1885 and Rossendale 1885-1891, later 8th Duke of Devonshire, asked three times to be Prime Minister; son of 7th Duke
****** Lord Frederick Cavendish (1836-1882), Liberal MP for the West Riding and Chief Secretary for Ireland; brother of Spencer
****** Lord Edward Cavendish (1838-1891), MP for Derbyshire West; brother of Spencer
******* Victor Cavendish (1868-1938), Liberal Unionist MP for Derbyshire West 1891-1908, later 9th Duke of Devonshire; son of Edward
******** Edward Cavendish (1895-1950), MP for Derbyshire West 1923-1938, later 10th Duke of Devonshire; son of 9th Duke
********* Andrew Cavendish (1920-2004), 11th Duke of Devonshire, minister in Conservative government 1960-64; son of 10th Duke
******** Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), MP for Stockton-on-Tees 1924-29, 1931-45, Bromley 1945-64, Prime Minister 1957-63, later Earl of Stockton; married Dorothy Cavendish, daughter of Victor
********* Maurice Macmillan (1921-1984), MP for Halifax 1955-64, Farnham 1966-83, South West Surrey 1983-84, Secretary of State; son of Harold
********** Alexander Macmillan, 2nd Earl of Stockton Member of the European Parliament 1999-2004; son of Maurice
******* Richard Cavendish (1871-1946), MP for North Lancashire; son of Edward, brother of Victor

Cecils (Earls/Marquesses of Salisbury)

* William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley chief minister of Elizabeth I of England
** Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury chief minister of Elizabeth I of England and James I; son of William
*** James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury politician, descendant
**** James Gascoyne-Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury, politician, Conservative Leader of the House of Lords; descendant
***** Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury Prime Minister, Conservative Leader of the House of Lords; son of James
****** James Gascoyne-Cecil, 4th Marquess of Salisbury, politician, Conservative Leader of the House of Lords; son of Robert
******* Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, politician, Conservative Leader of the House of Lords; son of James
******** Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 6th Marquess of Salisbury, politician; son of Robert
********* Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 7th Marquess of Salisbury, politician, Conservative Leader of the House of Lords; son of Robert
****** Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, politician, son of Robert
****** Lord Hugh Cecil, politician, son of Robert
****** Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister, nephew of Robert
****** Gerald Balfour, 2nd Earl of Balfour, Cabinet minister, nephew of Robert


*Joseph Chamberlain, politician
**Austen Chamberlain, politician; son of Joseph
**Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister; son of Joseph
***Harriet Harman, politician; cousin of Austen and Neville

Churchills and related persons

* John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, military commander and politician
** George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, politician; descendant of John, 1st Duke
*** John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, politician, descendant of George
**** Lord Randolph Churchill, politician, son of John
***** Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister; son of Lord Randolph
****** Randolph Churchill, Member of Parliament; married to Pamela Harriman; son of Sir Winston
******* Winston Churchill, Member of Parliament; son of RFE Churchill and Pamela Harriman
****** Christopher Soames, politician; married to Mary Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston
******* Nicholas Soames, politician; son of Christopher Shames; maternal grandson of Sir Winston Churchill
****** Duncan Sandys, politician; married to Diana Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston
****** Anthony Eden, Prime Minister; married to Clarissa Churchill, niece of Sir Winston
**** Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough, politician, grandson of John, 7th Duke
** Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, descendant of John, 1st Duke


* Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, Secretary of State, Master of the Rolls, Lord Privy Seal
** Oliver Cromwell (great-great-grandnephew of Thomas), army general, Lord Protector
*** Richard Cromwell (son of Oliver), member of Council of State, Lord Protector
***Henry Ireton, son-in-law of Oliver, New Model Army general, deputy-governor of Ely, member of Parliament, Lord Deputy of Ireland
**** John Russell (grandson of Oliver), caretaker of Chequers Court
***Charles Fleetwood, son-in-law of Oliver, New Model Army general, governor of Isle of Wight, member of Parliament, member of Council of State, Lord Deputy of Ireland


* Bob Cryer married to Ann Cryer
** John Cryer, their son

Dickinsons - Davidsons

* Willoughby Dickinson was a Liberal MP, later 1st Baron Dickinson - his father and grandfather were also MPs
** Frances Davidson, later Baroness Northchurch, his daughter, served as Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead 1937 to 1959, succeeding her husband John Davidson, later Viscount Davidson


* Morgan Phillips (General Secretary of the Labour Party (1944-1961))
* Norah Phillips, Baroness Phillips, Labour life peer, wife of Morgan
** Gwyneth Dunwoody, their daughter, a Member of Parliament (Exeter 1966-1970), Crewe 1974-1983, Crewe & Nantwich 1983-2008 )
** Dr John Dunwoody, Gwyneth's husband, a Member of Parliament (Falmouth & Camborne 1966-1970)
*** Tamsin Dunwoody, Welsh Assembly Member (2003-2007), Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks (January 2005-2007), Deputy Minister for Environment, Planning & Countryside (October 2005-2007) Welsh Assembly Government, their daughter


*Angela Eagle and Maria Eagle, twin sisters


*Winnie Ewing (born 1929) SNP MP for Hamilton 1967-70 and for Moray and Nairn 1974-79; MEP for Highlands and Islands 1974-99; MSP for Highlands and Islands 1999-2003
*Stewart Ewing (1927-2003, husband of Winnie) SNP activist and councillor for Glasgow Summerston 1977
**Fergus Ewing (born 1957, son of Winnie), SNP MSP for Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber 1999-present
**Margaret Ewing (1945-2006, wife of Fergus), SNP MP for East Dunbartonshire 1974-79 and for Moray 1987-2001; MSP for Moray 1999-2006
**Annabelle Ewing (born 1960, daughter of Winnie), SNP MP for Perth 2001-2005


* Isaac Foot (Liberal Member of Parliament)
** Dingle Foot, (later Sir Dingle Foot, 1905 - 1978, Liberal then Labour MP), son of Isaac
** Hugh Foot, (later Baron Caradon, 1907 - 1990, Governor of Cyprus, Permanent Representative at the United Nations 1964-70), son of Isaac
*** Paul Foot (1937 - 2004, Socialist Workers Party/Socialist Alliance/Respect candidate), son of Hugh
** John Foot, (later Baron Foot, 1909 - 1999, lawyer and politician), son of Isaac
** Michael Foot, (born 1913, Leader of the British Labour Party (1980-1983), son of Isaac


*Thomas Dunlop Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde MP and minister
**Tam Galbraith (1917-1982) (son of Thomas) MP for Glasgow Hillhead 1948-82, whip and junior minister
***Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde (son of Tam) whip and junior minister


*Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh, MP for Southend from 1918 until he succeeded his father in 1927
*Gwendolen Guinness, Countess of Iveagh, wife of Rupert Guinness, MP for Southend from 1927 to 1935
**Sir Henry "Chips" Channon, son-in-law of Rupert and Gwendolen Guinness, MP for Southend from 1927 to 1950 and then of Southend West, one of its successor seats, from 1950 to his death in 1958
***Paul Channon, son of Henry Channon, MP for Southend West from 1958 to 1997

Hoggs (Viscounts Hailsham)

*Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham, Lord Chancellor 1928-1929, 1935-1938
**Quintin Hogg, 2nd Viscount Hailsham & Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, Lord Chancellor 1970-1974, 1979-1987; son of Douglas
***Douglas Hogg, 3rd Viscount Hailsham, politician; son of Quintin
***Sarah Hogg, Baroness Hogg, political advisor to Prime Minister John Major; wife of Douglas


*Tom Hooson, Conservative MP for Brecon and Radnor
**his cousin and political opponent, Emlyn Hooson, Baron Hooson, Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire


*Sir Percy Hurd, MP for Frome then Devizes
**Anthony Hurd, MP for Newbury
***Douglas Hurd, MP for Mid-Oxfordshire (Feb. 1974 - 1983), and Witney (1983 - 1997), Foreign Secretary
****Nick Hurd, Conservative MP for Ruislip-Northwood


Greville Janner succeeded his father Sir Barnett Janner in Leicester, North-West in 1970.


Two brothers - Harold Lever and Leslie Maurice Lever - were Members for the neighbouring constituencies of Manchester Cheetham and Manchester Ardwick.

Lloyd Georges

*David Lloyd George, Prime Minister and Liberal MP 1890-1945
**Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby, son of David, Liberal MP 1922-1924 & 1929-1950; Liberal and Conservative MP 1951-1957; Home Secretary 1954-1957
**Megan Lloyd George, daughter of David, Liberal MP 1929-1951; Labour MP 1957-1966

Longs and related persons

All of the Longs in this list are related to each other, sharing a common ancestor. Walter, the 1st Viscount Long stated in his autobiography in 1923, that there was an unbroken line of Longs serving Parliament in the House of Commons for about 300 years. This list spans 555 years.

*John Long (politician) MP for Cricklade in 1442.
*Thomas Long of Draycot MP for Westbury in 1491. Son of John.
*Henry Long (MP 1552-1553) for Wiltshire. Son of Thomas.
*Richard Long (courtier) MP for Southwark in 1539. Son of Thomas.
*Sir Robert Long, 1st Baronet MP for Devizes in 1626 and 1628–29, for Midhurst in 1640, for Tewkesbury in 1659 and Boroughbridge from 1661–1673. Also Secretary of State and Auditor of the Exchequer to Charles II.
*Sir James Long, 2nd Baronet MP for Chippenham, MP for Malmesbury 1679, 1681, 1690-92. Nephew of Sir Robert.
*Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford MP for Lyme Regis, Custos Rotulorum of Devon. Great grandson of Richard Long (courtier).
*Gifford Long MP for Westbury in 1625.
*Sir Walter Long, 1st Baronet MP for Salisbury in 1625, MP for Bath 1627, and MP for Ludgershall 1649.
*Lislebone Long MP in the protectorate Parliament for Wells in 1654, 1659, MP for Somerset 1656-8.
*Richard Mason (politician) MP for Yarmouth 1673, MP for Bishop's Castle, Shropshire 1680-1. Son-in-law of Sir James Long, 2nd Bt.
*Richard Long (MP 1694) for Chippenham.
*Richard Long (MP 1734-1741) for Chippenham. Son of Richard above.
*Sir James Long, 5th Baronet MP for Chippenham in 1705, 1707, 1708, and 1710, and MP for Wootton Bassett in 1714. Grandson of Sir James, 2nd Bt.
*Sir Philip Parker, 1st Baronet MP for Harwich 1679-85 and MP for Sandwich 1685-87. Grandson of Sir Walter Long, 1st Bt.
*Sir Philip Parker-a-Morley-Long, 3rd Baronet MP for Harwich 1715–1734. Son of Sir Philip Parker 1st Bt.
*Sir Robert Long, 6th Baronet MP for Wootton Bassett in 1734, and MP for Wiltshire in 1741. Son of Sir James, 5th Bt.
*John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont First Lord of the Admiralty 1763-1766 and sat in the House of Commons for several constituencies. Great-great grandson of Sir Walter Long 1st Bt.
*Sir James Tylney-Long, 7th Baronet MP for Marlborough 1762–1780, MP for Devizes (1780–1788) and MP for Wiltshire in 1788. Son of Sir Robert, 6th Bt.
*Spencer Perceval MP for Northampton 1796-1812, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1807-1812, Leader of the House of Commons 1807-1812, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1807-1812, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1809-1812. Son of John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont.
*Richard Godolphin Long MP for Wiltshire 1806-18. Grandson of Richard Long (MP 1734-1741).
*William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, 4th Earl of Mornington MP for St Ives 1812-18 and MP for Wiltshire 1818. Son-in-law of Sir James Tylney-Long.
*Walter Long (MP) for North Wiltshire from 1835 to 1865. Son of Richard Godolphin Long.
*Richard Penruddocke Long MP for Chippenham 1859-65 and MP for North Wiltshire 1865-68. Son of Walter above.
*Walter Long, 1st Viscount Long MP for North Wiltshire 1880-85, MP for Devizes 1885-92, MP for Liverpool West Derby 1893-1900, MP for Bristol South 1900-06, MP for South Dublin 1906-10, MP for Strand 1910-18, and MP for St George's 1918-21. Also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board, President of the Board of Agriculture, President of the Local Government Board, Chief Secretary for Ireland, leader of the Irish Unionist Parliamentary Party, First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire. Son of R.P Long above.
*John Rolls, 1st Baron Llangattock MP for Monmouthshire 1880-85. Grandson of Walter Long of Preshaw
*Richard Chaloner, 1st Baron Gisborough MP for Westbury 1895-1900, MP for Abercromby 1910-1917. Brother of Walter, 1st Viscount Long.
*George Gibbs, 1st Baron Wraxall MP for Bristol West 1906-1928, Government Whip 1917-21. Son-in-law of Walter, 1st Viscount Long.
*Richard Long, 3rd Viscount Long MP for Westbury 1927-31. Son of Walter, 1st Viscount Long.
*Richard Long, 4th Viscount Long Conservative Opposition Whip in 1974 and Lord-in-Waiting from 1979–97. Son of Richard above.
*David Cunliffe-Lister, 2nd Earl of Swinton Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords under Margaret Thatcher 1982-1986. Government spokesman on agriculture and education 1983-1986. Great-great-great grandson of Richard Godolphin Long.
*Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough
*Dudley Long North


*Frederick Mallalieu was Liberal MP for Colne Valley 1916-1922
**Lance Mallalieu, Frederick's son, was also Liberal MP for Colne Valley 1931-35; then Labour MP for Brigg from 1948.
**Joseph Mallalieu, Frederick's son, was Labour MP for Huddersfield 1945-50, then for Huddersfield East from 1950 to 1974.
***Ann Mallalieu, Joseph's daughter, is a Labour life peer since 1991 and is a leading pro-hunting campaigner


Eddie McAteer, one-time leader of the Nationalist Party (Ireland), was the brother of Hugh McAteer, a Sinn Féin and IRA activist, and the father of Fergus McAteer, a leader of the Irish Independence Party.


Patrick McNair-Wilson, Conservative MP for Lewisham West 1964-66 and New Forest from 1968, was the brother of Michael McNair-Wilson, Conservative MP for Walthamstow East 1967-70 and Newbury 1974-92.


*Ralph Miliband, noted political academic and Marxist
**David Miliband, son of Ralph, advisor to Tony Blair, MP from 2001, member of the Cabinet from 2005
**Edward Miliband, son of Ralph, economic advisor to Gordon Brown and MP from 2005


*Alf Morris, Labour MP for Manchester Wythenshawe from 1964
*Charles Morris, Labour MP for Manchester Openshaw 1963-83, Alf's brother
**Estelle Morris, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley 1992-2005, Secretary of State, Baroness Morris of Yardley from 2005, Charles' daughter

Morrison and Mandelson

*Herbert Morrison (1888 - 1965), Labour MP 1920s - 1950s, held various senior positions including Chair of the Labour Party and Leader of London County Council, later Cabinet Minister 1940 - 1951, as Deputy Prime Minister 1945 - 1951 and spells as variously Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons
**Peter Mandelson (1953 - ), Labour MP for Hartlepool 1992 - 2004, Cabinet Minister 1998 and as Northern Ireland Secretary 1999 - 2001, European Commissioner for Trade 2004 - ; grandson of Herbert Morrison


Peter Morrison, Conservative MP for Chester 1974-1992 was the brother of Charles Morrison who was MP for Devizes 1964-1992.


*Ian Paisley, Democratic Unionist Party leader, MP, MEP and MLA
*Eileen Paisley, Democratic Unionist Party former member of successive Northern Ireland assemblies; Ian's wife. She became a life peer in 2006.
**Ian Paisley, Jr., Democratic Unionist Party MLA, their son

Pelhams (Dukes of Newcastle)

*Henry Pelham - Whig prime minister.
*Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle -Whig prime minister, brother of Henry.

Pitts (Earls of Chatham), Grenvilles and Stanhopes

Three prominent political dynasties of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, interrelated through several marriages.

*Thomas Pitt ("Diamond" Pitt), governor of the British East India Company
**Robert Pitt, politician, son of Thomas "Diamond" Pitt
***Thomas Pitt, son of Robert
****Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford, son of Thomas
*****Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford, son of Thomas, 1st Baron
*****William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister; son-in-law of Thomas, 1st Baron
***William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham ("William Pitt the Elder"), Prime Minister; son of Robert, brother-in-law of Prime Minister George Grenville (see below)
****John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, politician, son of William, 1st Earl
****William Pitt ("William Pitt the Younger), Prime Minister; son of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
**Thomas Pitt, 1st Earl of Londonderry, son of Thomas "Diamond" Pitt
***Thomas Pitt, 2nd Earl of Londonderry, son of Thomas Pitt, 1st Earl
***Ridgeway Pitt, 3rd Earl of Londonderry, son of Thomas Pitt, 1st Earl
**James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, son-in-law of Thomas "Diamond" Pitt, married to Lucy Pitt
***Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl Stanhope, son of James and Lucy
****Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, son of Philip, son-in-law of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (by 1st marriage to Hester Pitt), great-nephew-in-law of George Grenville (by 2nd marriage to Louisa Grenville)
*****Philip Henry Stanhope, 4th Earl Stanhope, son of Charles and Lousia by second marriage
******James Stanhope, 7th Earl Stanhope, descendant of Philip Henry
****Edward Stanhope, politician, son of Philip
*Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, politician
**Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Viscount Cobham, 2nd Earl Temple, nephew of Richard Temple
**George Grenville, Prime Minister, nephew of Richard Temple
***George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 3rd Viscount Cobham, 1st Marquess of Buckingham, son of George
***William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister; son of George; also son-in-law of Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford
***Thomas Grenville, polticiain, son of George


*Lewis Silkin, Labour MP for Peckham 1936-50
**John Silkin, Labour MP for Deptford 1963-87, Lewis' son
**Samuel Silkin, Labour MP for Dulwich 1964-83, Lewis' son


*Sir Walter Smiles, Conservative MP for Blackburn 1931-45, Ulster Unionist MP for Down, then North Down 1945-53
**Patricia Ford, née Smiles, Ulster Unionist MP for North Down; Walter Smiles' daughter, took over seat upon his death

tanleys (Earls of Derby)

*Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, politician
**Edward Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby, politician, son of Edward, 12th Earl
***Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Prime Minister; son of Edward, 13th Earl
****Edward Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, politician; son of Edward, 14th Earl
****Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, politician, son of Edward, 14th Earl
*****Edward Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, politician, son of Frederick
******Edward Montagu Cavendish Stanley, Lord Stanley, politician, son of Edward, 17th Earl
******Oliver Stanley, politician, son of Edward, 17th Earl
*****George Frederick Stanley, politician; son of Frederick


*Tim Sainsbury
*Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover
*Lord Sainsbury of Turville


*Alfred Todd, Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed 1929–35:*Mark Todd, Labour MP for South Derbyshire since 1997, Alfred's grandson


Wavell Wakefield and Edward Wakefield, brothers, were both Members of Parliament, for St Marylebone from 1945 and West Derbyshire from 1950 respectively.

Married Couples

*Allen Adams and Irene Adams
*Jennie Adamson and William Adamson
*Allen Algernon Bathurst, Lord Apsley and Violet Bathurst, Lady Apsley (took over husband's seat after he was killed in World War II)
*Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee
*Peter Bottomley and Virginia Bottomley
*Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls
*Rob Gibson (SNP Member of Scottish Parliament 2003-) and Dr Eleanor Scott (Green Party Member of the Scottish Parliament 2003-)
*John Golding and Llin Golding (daughter of Ness Edwards MP; she took over her husband's seat)
*Caroline Jackson MEP and Robert V. Jackson
*Santo Jeger and Lena Jeger (she took over her husband's seat upon his death)
*Ann Keen and Alan Keen
*Neil Kinnock and Glenys Kinnock (MEP 1994 - )
*Peter Law and Trish Law
*Andrew Mackay and Julie Kirkbride
*Oswald Mosley and Lady Cynthia Mosley
*John Paton and Florence Paton
*Bridget Prentice and Gordon Prentice (divorced)
*Iris Robinson and Peter Robinson
*Clare Short and Alex Lyon
*Nicholas Winterton and Ann Winterton

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