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Scottish Referendum

Keeping it in the Family

Nepotism In The Labour party

Hilary Benn MP. Son of the late Tony Benn.

Neil Kinnock’s son, Stephen Kinnock, (married to Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt) has been selected to represent Aberavon, which the party has continuously held since the 1920s. A safe seat.

Rachel Kinnock, “Personal Adviser”, (next step MP in a safe seat) to Ed Milliband, (Labour Leader). Did the same job for Gordon Brown when he was Prime Minister.

Labour Grandee, Jack Straw’s son, William Straw is to stand for Parliament in Rossendale and Darwen in Lancashire.

Baron John Prescott’s son David Prescott. Short-listed to stand in a safe seat.

Euan Blair, 28 year’s old, company director!!!! Owner of a listed house, (valued around £1,500,000) in a smart area of Central London. Touted by Tony & Cheri for a safe seat in Coventry.

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Scottish Referendum

Nepotism in the Labour Party

Nepotism in the Labour Party

Labour MP’s and activists are furious that Paul Martin, son of Westminster MP and deputy speaker Michael Martin, is poised to be given the same constituency as his father, but in the Scottish parliament. They say Martin jnr, a middle-ranking Glasgow councillor for the past four years, has done little to earn his stripes and accuse him of “riding on his father’s coat tails”.

Senior Labour sources confirmed to Scotland on Sunday the 30- year-old councillor would almost certainly pass the party’s selection process. Martin snr wields such control in his constituency that activists say there would be little resistance to his son then being chosen as the candidate for Holyrood. A former trade union organiser for the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, the MP was elected to parliament in 1979 and served as private parliamentary secretary to Denis Healey.