Waheed Alli: 34. Managing director of the highly successful Planet Television, which launched the Big Breakfast show for Channel 4. Said to be worth pounds 10m. He is a personal friend of Tony Blair.
Tom Sawyer: 55. The Party's outgoing general secretary is thought to have played a key role in bringing the party back from the political wilderness as a moder- niser. A former deputy general secretary of Nupe and held the same position with Unison.
Melvyn Bragg: 58. A leading figure in arts broadcasting for 20 years, presenting and editing the South Bank Show. Head of arts at London Weekend Television. Also a radio presenter, novelist and screenwriter.
Brian Mackenzie: 55. Former vice-president and president of the Superintendents' Association. Advised Michael Howard and Jack Straw.
Norman Warner: 58. Senior policy adviser to Jack Straw, the Home Secretary. Social policy guru and ministerial adviser on welfare and criminal justice issues in the Seventies and early Eighties.
Chris Haskins: 61. Chairman of Northern Foods, a businessman who has taken a keen interest in social issues. A member of the New Deal Task Force, and a trustee of the Runnymede Trust and the Civil Liberties Trust.
David Brookman, 61. Former member of the NEC and a member of the TUC General Council.
Anthony Clarke: 66. Former deputy general secretary of the Union of Postal Workers, he was chairman of the Party for a short time in the early Nineties.
Tony Christopher: 73. Chairman of the Trades Union Fund Managers Ltd.
Christine Crawley: 48. MEP for Birmingham East, and deputy leader of the European Parliamentary Party since 1994.
John Tomlinson: 59. MEP for Birmingham West and the budget spokesman for the European Parliamentary Party.
Nazir Ahmed: 41. Founder of the British Muslim Councillors Forum. Chairman of South Yorkshire Party.
William Bach: 51. A Leicestershire barrister who had defended pop stars and footballers.
David Evans: 55. Chairman of the Centurion Press Group, the largest print manufacturing group in Europe. Sponsor of Emily's List, designed to bring more women into Parliament.
Toby Harris: 44. The leader of Haringey Council and chairman of the Association of London Government.
Mary Goudie: 52. Public affairs consultant and former minder to Roy Hattersley.
Glenys Thornton: 45. Another public affairs consultant. Former chair of Greater London Party.
Pola Uddin: 38. Equality manager at the London Borough of Newham, where she was elected in 1990 as the first Bangladeshi-born woman to sit on a local authority in Britain.
Norman Lamont: 56. Former Chancellor doomed by Black Wednesday, when Britain was forced out of the ERM. Acrimoniously sacked by former friend John Major.
Sir Tim Bell: 56. PR consultant and former Saatchi executive who advised both Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Responsible for the " isn't working" posters.
Peta Buscombe: a vice chairman of the Conservative Party, is now playing a crucial role in the Tories' attempts to reinvent themselves following the election disaster.
Philip Norton: 47. Professor of government and director of the Centre for Legislative Studies at the University of Hull.
Paul White: leader of the Tories on Essex County Council and deputy chairman of the Local Government Association. One of the most senior local government figures in the party.
Sue Miller: 44. The former Liberal Democrat leader on South Somerset District Council, which was the Local Government Chronicle council of the year in 1997.
Margaret Sharp: 59. An academic and member of the Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee. A founder member and former election candidate for the SDP, and an election candidate for the Liberal Democrats.
Timothy Clement-Jones: 48. A public affairs consultant and chairman of the Liberal Democrat Federal Finance Committee.
Andrew Phillips: 59. A solicitor and chairman of the Citizenship Foundation.Reuse content