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The judging process

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The LGC100 identifies the most influential people whose work will shape local government in 2017. Our list includes officers, members, national politicians, civil servants and thinkers.

To compile the final list, LGC appointed a panel of judges with vast experience across the sector. LGC readers were asked to nominate the people in and around local government who they thought would exert the most influence over the sector in the next 12 months. Everyone was eligible for inclusion, with the exception of the prime minister, the chancellor, the leader of the Opposition and our judges.

Once the nominations from readers and the LGC editorial team had been gathered, we invited our panel to select the final 100 most influential people at a judging session in LGC’s offices in London.

The judges assessed the candidates on the strength of their leadership, the breadth and depth of their influence, and the extent to which there was evidence the individual’s work was leading change elsewhere. Judges were asked to avoid participating in discussions about candidates with whom they had a personal connection. The judges ranked the list via a lively debate process.

The judges

liam booth smith

Liam Booth smith

Liam Booth-Smith, chief executive, Localis

Helen edwards

Helen edwards

Helen Edwards, chair, Recovery Focus, and former director general for localism at the Department for Communities & Local Government

Simon edwards ccn

Simon edwards ccn

Simon Edwards, director, County Councils Network

Jim graham

Jim graham

Jim Graham, chief executive, Warwickshire CC

Jacqui McKinlay

Jacqui McKinlay

Jacqui McKinlay, chief executive, Centre for Public Scrutiny

Jon o brien

Jon o brien

John O’Brien, chief executive, London Councils

Louise round 1

Louise round 1

Louise Round, chief executive, Tandridge DC and member, District Councils’ Network chief executive group

Sue smith

Sue smith

Sue Smith, chief executive, Cherwell and South Northamptonshire DCs

Andrew travers

Andrew travers

Andrew Travers, director, Halliford Associates

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