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10) David Cameron

Party leader, Conservatives

Having worked as a special adviser to Norman Lamont during the last recession, David Cameron looks likely to take over the premiership amidst the current downturn. Perhaps aptly at number 10 on our list, the transport minister he chooses for his cabinet will have one of the biggest influences on the industry, along with the schools and health ministers. Before re-entering politics as an MP in 2001, Mr Cameron worked at media firm Carlton Communications for seven years, and has pledged to cut the red tape he encountered in the business world. Given the likelihood of him becoming the next prime minister why is below his shadow Chancellor? The judges believe he’s going to have rather a lot on his plate to influence construction directly…

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