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15 September 2011

20 under 40: parliament’s rising stars

This week's New Statesman profiles 20 MPs who are ambitious, ahead of the pack, and under t

By Samira Shackle

The last election saw the arrival of 227 new MPs, the biggest rookie intake since 1997. 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 in the House. The list excludes frontbenchers, although among them are sure to be future ministers and even prime ministers. As the NS leader notes this week: “so far, the 2010 generation has shown itself to be independent-minded and politically precocious, with a reassuring tendency to defy the whips”.

We will be following them and reporting back on their progress in the years ahead. For now, here is the list. You can read profiles of these MPs in this week’s NS, currently available on the newsstands.

Rushanara Ali (Lab) – born 1975

Luciana Berger (Lab) – 1981

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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

 

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