POP stars, politicians, businesspeople and television presenters are among those who have made it on to the list of the most influential people in Essex.

The second ever Essex Power 100 list has been published.

It is a rundown of the most influential people either residing in or from the county.

Lord Sugar topped the list, having also secured first place in the inaugural list in 2017.

Billericay Town FC owner Glenn Tamplin was second and Sir Rod Stewart third.

Priti Patel, MP for Witham, fell one place from last year to fourth.

Witham pop star Olly Murs was ranked 23rd, Braintree MP James Cleverly was 32nd and the X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary, from Colchester, in at 34th.

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe was ranked 38th and Colchester United owner Robbie Cowling was 41st.

Community stalwart and charity ambassador George Courtauld OBE made the list, coming in at number 42.

Completing the list at number 100 is the late Dr John Ashdown-Hill, of Lawford, whose research led to the discovery of Richard III’s remains in a car park in Leicester in 2012.

The list vastly seen as the "Forbes for Essex" details the achievements of the powerful and influential figures from the worlds of business, entertainment, sport, religion and politics.

EssexPower100 president, Nicholas Taylor, said: "The changes in this year’s list show how much can change in a year, we have seen famed personalities and business people who have had a quiet year or have struggled to stay on top and the judges have reacted accordingly with how they have ranked these inductees.”

The list in full:

1. Lord Sugar

2. Glenn Tamplin

3. Sir Rod Stewart

4. Priti Patel MP

5. Sir Jack Petchey

6. Deborah Meaden

7. Russell Brand

8. Sir Charles Dunstone

9. Gemma Collins

10. Eddie Hearn

11. Ray Winstone

12. Mark Wright

13. Danny Dyer

14. Lord Michael Ashcroft

15. Bhikhu and Vijay Patel

16. David Sullivan

17. Jon Hunt

18. Ross Kemp

19. Shami Chakrabarti

20. Lord Hanningfield

21. Joey Essex

22. Sir Keith Mills

23. Olly Murs

24. David Gold

25. James Argent

26. Michael Barrymore

27. Bill Ives

28. David Gandy

29. Barry Hearn

30. Ronald ‘Ron’ Martin

31. Fred Done

32. James Cleverly MP

33. Amy Childs

34. Dermot O’Leary

35. Mark Dixon

36. Robert Halfon MP

37. Rita Simons

38. Stephen Metcalf MP

39. Casey Batchelor

40. Vas J Morgan

41. Robbie Cowling

42. George Courtauld DL

43. Sir Eric Pickles

44. Sam Faiers

45. Ray O’Rourke

46. Tommy Mallet

47. Adam Brooks

48. Alfie Best

49. Patrick McKenna

50. Vicki Michelle

51. Ben Shephard

52. Michael Gooch

53. Billy Murray

54. Councillor Stephen Canning

55. Dylan Hunt

56. Simon Dolan

57. Dame Maggie Smith

58. Mick Norcross

59. Anna Kennedy OBE

60. Stephen Kavanagh

61. Chris and Jeff Galvin

62. Rt Rev Stephen Cottrell

63. Jesse & Nick Bassi

64. Amar Adatia

65. Richard Chiassaro

66. Brian De’ath

67. Anne Wafula Strike

68. Dr Dominique Tropeano

69. Frank Khalid

70. Dani Dyer

71. Kierston Wareing

72. Amy Christophers

73. Casey Stone

74. Douglas Carswell

75. Davood Ghadami

76. Tony & Lorenzo Manconi

77. Nishall Garala

78. Mario Flacone

79. Michelle Dockery

80. Bobby Norris

81. Kierston Waering

82. Kirk Norcross

83. John Hall. DL

84. Jamie Ohara

85. Chris Moorman

86. Stevi Ritchie

87. Vic Goddard

88. Lee Mead

89. Chris Silverwood

90. Jordan Gray aka Tall Dark Friend

91. Lord Petre

92. Sam Renke

93. James W Phillips

94. Bradley Green

95. Lou Birt

96. Richard Colton

97. Joe Thomas

98. Rob Beckett

99. Jeff Brazier

100. Dr John Ashdown-Hill