Total Politics is preparing a feature on the people outside elected politics* who nevertheless exert a great influence on politics and our system of government. We've already drawn up around 100 or so names, but I wondered who you might nominate. Some names we already have identified for consideration are Bob Geldof, Will Hutton, Rowan Williams, Jonathan Porritt, Fiona Phillips (God save us), Phillip Blond, Sunder Katwala, Stuart Polak, Vernon Bogdanor, Derek Simpson, Trevor Phillips and Joanna Lumley. Feel free to suggest others!
*Anyone who holds elected office, or is a member of the Lords is not eligible.