I went to a very swanky party at the Design Museum last night, thrown for what are said to be the 1000 most influential people in London. Boris and Ken were thrown together for the first time and we were treated to them both heckling Evening Standard editor Veronica Wadley during her speech. She said what a great City London is and Ken shouted out "and who do you think made it so?" Boris then joined in an shouted "not for much longer". Much hilarity all round.
Anyway, they haven't ranked people (I was soooo dreading being 924!) but instead they have listed short profiles of people from twenty different categories, like arts & culture, business, food, society, sport etc.
They put me in the New Media list, rather than politics. Sadly the New Media list is slightly undermined by the inclusion of Sam Roake. They say "Roake's job is to help win the next election for the Tories on the internet". What they didn't say is that Roake left his job at least four or five months ago.
I must admit that I haven't heard of most of the other people on the New Media list, but Tim Montgomerie and Alex Hilton both make the cut. Davis Davis will be threatening to sue. They list him as being 60. He's not, he's 58. More HERE.