The 10 most influential people in Britain

Debrett’s has published its annual list of the 500 most influential and inspiring people in Britain. Here are 10 individuals named number one in their particular group.

Art Banksy – street artist

Books Malorie Blackman, OBE – novelist, below

Broadcasting David Abraham – chief executive, Channel 4

Food Jason Atherton – chef

Music Damon Albarn – Blur frontman

Philanthrophy & activism Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE – founder, Kids Company

Politics Lord Ashcroft – former deputy chairman, Conservative party

Retail Mike Ashley – founder, Sports Direct

Science & medicine Maggie Aderin-Pocock – space scientist

Sport Clare Balding, OBE – TV presenter

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