Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour grandee Tony Benn, is poised to become the fifth generation of her family to sit in the Commons. In this article she explains why she's running.
"It would of course be silly to suggest that I did not grow up in a 'political household'. But my interest in politics has far less to do with my last name than it does to my longstanding wish to make sure that more people are able to have the start in life that I had. Yes I am young to run for Parliament at 24, but you don't need to be 45 to understand how lucky I was compared to many around me".