Iain Dale is encouraging people to vote in a poll for the most influential political journalists.
You can vote here
The results will appear in a future edition of Total Politics magazine.
My tendancy in these things is to vote for people I like reading - it doesn't follow that they are influential. Also - is Richard Littlejohn a political journalist? I mean he commentates on political matters and is certainly influential. I guess it's a pretty arbitrary distinction.
And then when I came to think of people they all seemed to write for papers on the right.
Anyhow: Toynbee, Fraser Nelson at the Speccie, Ben Brogan, George Pascoe-Watson (he's still at the Scum, right?), Martin Bright, Michael White all swing some heavy lead. Oh, and Kevin Maguire who is almost as ubiquitous as Mr Dale.