IT COULD be new Labour’s second coming. The offspring of key players from the Tony Blair era appear to be laying the foundations for a triumphant return to power.
Will Straw, whose father Jack was foreign and home secretary, hopes to become an MP at the next general election.
Georgia Gould, the daughter of Blair’s chief pollster and strategist, is honing her skills as a councillor, while Joe Dromey, the son of Harriet Harman, the deputy Labour leader, is a party officer in London.
Even Euan Blair, the former prime minister’s eldest son, has been linked to a safe Labour seat at the 2015 election.
Other scions who have not ruled out standing include David Prescott, the son of Lord Prescott, the former deputy prime minister, and Emily Benn, the granddaughter of the Labour stalwart Tony Benn and niece of Hilary Benn, former environment secretary.
I thought we’d done away with all that…..If Benn gets in for example she would be the 6th (or is it 7th?) generation to sit as an MP. And the last three generations have all become Cabinet Ministers too.
Social mobility really is just such an important thing isn’t it?