A recent YouGov poll showed that voters were not to keen on the idea of politicians' children following in their footsteps.
Yet, for some, British party politics remains a family business. On Saturday, Stephen Kinnock, the son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, was selected to fight a safe Labour seat at the next general election. Conservatives have criticised the phenomenon of Labour's "red princes" - but political dynasties are neither new, nor confined to the Labour Party.
The House of Commons library has produced a rather nifty list of parliament's current dynasties, some more obscure than others.
Here are 10 politicians who have followed, or plan to follow, their family members into parliament.