Two Old Gaytonians have been elected to Parliament, Donald Box who was MP for Cardiff North 1959-66 and Michael Portillo, MP for Enfield, Southgate 1984-97 and Kensington and Chelsea 1999-2005.
One Old Gaytonian, Lord Young of Norwood Green, sits in the House of Lords.
Four Old Gaytonians were Parliamentary Candidates for the 2005 election (see below).
Many Old Gaytonians are local councillors.
The following have stood for election to Parliament:
Mr. Ernest Young - Headmaster - (Liberal) North Hammersmith 1918
Donald Box - (Conservative) Newport 1955, Newport 1956 by-election, Cardiff North 1959 (Elected MP 1959-66)
Mr. A. John Whiteside - Economics Master 1950-55 - (Labour) South West Hertfordshire 1959, (Liberal) Hemel Hempstead 1964, Hemel Hempstead 1966
Mr. G. F. Bilson - English Master 1962-69 - (Liberal) Birkenhead 1959
Ken Childerhouse - (Labour) Harrow West 1964, Wembley North 1966, Wembley North 1970, Harrow East 1974
Michael Lane - (Liberal) Surrey East 1964
Sir Horace Cutler - (Conservative) Willesden East 1970(?)
Michael Walton - (Liberal) Guildford, 1970, Wood Green (February and October 1974)
Andrew Ketteringham - (Liberal) Brent North 1979, Chesham and Amersham 1987 and 1992, Maidenhead 1997.
Jack Brian Taylor - (Liberal) Ealing North, 1979.
Richard Boyd - (Liberal) Rayleigh 1983.
Richard Buckley - (Conservative) Neath 1983. (UKIP) Cotswold 2005.
Derek King - (Liberal) Edinburgh West 1983, Edinburgh West 1987.
Michael Portillo - (Conservative) Birmingham Perry Barr 1983, Enfield Southgate (Elected MP 1984-97), Kensington and Chelsea (Elected MP 1999 - 2005).
Peter Gold - (Liberal Democrat) Sheffield Hallam 1987 and 1992, Wells 1997
Anthony Goodman (SDP-Liberal Alliance), Uxbridge 1987.
Chris Noyce - (Liberal Democrat) Harrow West 1992, Bedford 1997, Harrow West 2001, Harrow West 2005
Graham Morris - (Labour) Havant 1992
Stephen Games - (Green Party) Hampstead and Highgate 1992
Paul Danon - (Pro-Life) Ealing, Acton and Shepherds Bush 1997
Andrew Wiseman - (Liberal Democrat) Edmonton 1997, Lewisham Deptford 2001
Neil Rands - (Conservative) Islington North 2001
Roger Curtis - (Conservative) Ealing North 2005
Michael Schwartz - (UKIP) High Peak 2005