Councillor Julie Dore is one of the Northern Lights
Julie Dore the leader of the Labour group at Sheffield Council is among the people who have been named the 50 "Northern lights Ones to Watch".
The Institute of Public Policy Research has named the people they think are the ones to watch in the North of England.
Councillor Dore grew up in Arbourthorne the ward which she now represents.
She became Leader of the Labour group in 2010 and the ippr singled out her fresh approach to politics.
The list also includes Members of Parliament, young entrepreneurs, academics, writers, and people working in the creative industries.
Ed Cox, Director of Institute of Public Policy Research (ippr) North said: "The North is choc full of talent. Our Northern lights list shines the spotlight on upcoming stars".
Also named in the list is BBC Look North's video journalist Emma Blackburn.
Emma won the Royal Television Society award for Yorkshire's most promising Newcomer last year.
Benjamin Hennig a researcher from the University of Sheffield who's research focuses on aiming to reduce social inequalities has also been named.
Jodie Marshall who founded 'A Mind Apart Theatre company' in Sheffield at the age of 21 is also on the list.
Jodie is passionate about seeing the arts accessible to all using performance and theatre to teach an engage young people to develop confidence.
The list was drawn up by the directors of ippr.