Someone of the same name sat on the old Police Complaints Authority, though.
About 10 years ago I got a phone call from someone at the BBC, asking for my comment on the resignation of XXX as chairman of the ZZZ something-or-other board. I realised that they thought I was the other John Cartwright. I was slightly amused by the thought that if I had been phoned instead of him, I must have reached the position of being more famous than him.
Labour governments are always voted in by empty minds, and voted out by empty pockets