The Queen named as the most powerful person in London

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has been named as the most powerful person in London, according to the London Power List 100. 

The inaugural list named the Queen as most powerful, with media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former England captain, David Beckham coming in second and third.

The LondonPower100 list aims to celebrate the 100 most influential and powerful figures in London, organised by the founders of EssexPower100.

Of the 100, 27 are women, including Prime Minister Theresa May; Chief Executive at ITV, Dame Carolyn McCall; Labour MP Diane Abbott; Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick and Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. Nearly a quarter of those on the list are from ethnic minorities, including actor Idris Elba; London Mayor, Sadiq Khan; boxer Anthony Joshua and singer Stormzy.

The list also includes London Live owner Evgeny Lebedev, BBC’s Director General Tony Hall, Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, Adele, former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, model Naomi Campbell, Prince Harry, former minister George Osborne, billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, model Kate Moss and former one direction star Zayn Malik who are named amongst the twenty most powerful people in London.

The list is governed by judges led by city lawyer Nicholas Taylor. From June each year two teams of researchers begin curating and researching names for the list which are put forward to a panel of judges for consideration.

From early November the judging panel begin scrutinising the list and place individuals put forward in order taking into consideration their achievements past and present.

Taylor said, “The judging team had a particularly challenging role as suggested inductees on the list included politicians, members of the Royal family, celebrities and billionaires – the process of weighing out who holds greater influence over the other was never going to be an easy one, I was pleased by the list presented to me for consideration and I am furthermore pleased to present to you the 2018 London Power 100 list.”

You can view the list here.

Alison Simpson
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