Chairmen: Chris Lewis and the Sunday Times political team
Politicians are, by the nature of their job, among the most powerful people in the country. A list of the most influential people in politics could therefore write itself; however, our panel has taken a different route when selecting the top 20. Instead of choosing individuals because of the office they hold, the panel has focused on the Parliamentarians who have had a big impact through their campaigning in the last twelve months and who are expected to continue to be influential figures in years to come.
Chris Lewis is a journalist, author and finance analyst. The company he founded in 1995, Lewis PR, has gone on to become an award-winning global communications agency with over 300 clients. Chris has coached a range of senior politicians, business leaders and celebrities at the highest level. He co-founded Women in Parliament, an All-Party Parliamentary Group to promote more women in politics. In 2013, together with Chelsea College of Art & Design, he launched Kupambana, an international Arts Foundation focusing on bringing the visual arts and communications together.