Newham Mayor Robin Wales named among London’s 1,000 most influential people

Newham Mayor Robin Wales has been named one of London’s 1,000 most influential people for 2012.

Labour’s Sir Robin is featured in a section called Power Rangers on the list compiled by the Evening Standard newspaper. It contains the names of people involved in the infrastructure of running London and the legacy of the Olympic Games.

Others on the same list include Conservative Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy and Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan.

Sir Robin’s entry describes him as: “A wily and enthusiastic local government veteran who lives and breathes his job and is well known across the East London borough – one of the country’s poorest.” It also states that he has fought hard to make sure his residents benefit from the Olympics legacy.

Sir Robin said: “I’m pleased the excellent work we are doing in Newham is being recognised and what we did in hosting the Games is being celebrated.”

Last month independent Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman came 68th in a list of the top 100 most influential people on the left compiled for the Telegraph.