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::" Once again the political clout of the school, which seems to be closely wired into parliament, Whitehall and the Bank of England, is being felt by ministers ...
The strength of LSE is that it is close to the political process: Mervyn King, was a former LSE professor.
The chairman of the House of Commons education committee, Barry Sheerman, sits on its board of governors, along with Labour peer Lord ( Frank ) Judd.
Also on the board are Tory MPs Virginia Bottomley and Richard Shepherd, as well as Lord Saatchi and Lady Howe '.