Rowling and Sturgeon on ‘power list’

JK Rowling and Scotland’s Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, have been named in the first ever power list put together by Radio 4 show Woman’s Hour.

The Queen topped the list, with the Harry Potter author taking 13th place and Ms Sturgeon securing 20th spot.

Those making the top five of the country’s most powerful women included Home Secretary Theresa May, Santander boss Ana Botin, Supreme Court judge Baroness Brenda Hale and businesswoman Elisabeth Murdoch.

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The 100-strong list also includes David Cameron’s speechwriter Clare Foges, singer Adele and presenter Clare Balding.

It was put together for the programme by a judging panel including journalist Eve Pollard, Conservative MP Priti Patel, Labour peer Oona King and crime novelist Val McDermid.