The Staggers 23 September 2011 20 under 40: meet parliament's rising stars We've selected 20 of the brightest MPs in parliament - and they are all under the age of 40. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The last election saw the biggest rookie intake since 1997, with 227 new MPs arriving. The New Statesman, in association with Insight Public Affairs, has compiled a list of 20 MPs aged under 40 who we think have the brightest prospects. The list excludes frontbenchers, although some are sure to be future ministers and even prime ministers. As last week's NS leader noted: "so far, the 2010 generation has shown itself to be independent-minded and politically precocious, with a reassuring tendency to defy the whips". Here are profiles of each of our rising stars. Who did we miss out? Share your thoughts in the comment box below. Rushanara Ali (Lab) - born 1975 Luciana Berger (Lab) - 1981 Rehman Chishti (Con) - 1978 Stella Creasy (Lab) - 1977 Michael Dugher (Lab) - 1975 Sam Gyimah (Con) - 1976 Duncan Hames (Lib Dem) - 1977 Matthew Hancock (Con) - 1978 Tristram Hunt (Lab) - 1974 Jo Johnson (Con) - 1971 Gregg McClymont (Lab) - 1976 Lisa Nandy (Lab) - 1979 Priti Patel (Con) - 1972 Dominic Raab (Con) - 1974 Rachel Reeves (Lab) - 1979 Rory Stewart (Con) - 1973 Jo Swinson (Lib Dem) - 1980 Elizabeth Truss (Con) - 1975 Chuka Umunna (Lab) - 1978 John Woodcock (Lab) - 1978 › Farewell to blogging (for now) Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!