|Red, white and blue: Trevor Phillips wants us to be more patriotic
The arch networker, who chairs the Commission for Racial Equality, has been named by a national newspaper as one of the people being wooed by Cameron.
Phillips makes no secret of his friendship with former Home Secretary Charles Clarke and is on friendly terms with a number of other senior Labour figures.
The Observer newspaper claims Cameron is on a mission to win over a number of charity and pressure group leaders, including Big Issue founder John Bird and Camilla Batmanghelidjh from the Kids Company project.
Phillips is also named as a figure who is part of the Conservative leaders 'muesli offensive'. Phillips recently invited Cameron to speak at an awards ceremony honouring the nations favourite Britons.
The revelation will raise questions about whether the Labour supporting Phillips is covering all options in case the Tories win the next election.
Phillips was previously Labour chairman of the London Assembly and stood as a running mate to Labour's Frank Dobson who mounted a failed bid to become the capitals mayor.
London's Conservatives, who saw Phillips as New Labour through and through, will be surprised by news that he is being courted by Cameron.
Phillips is known to be close to former trade minister, now EU commissioner, Peter Mandelson, and is on first name terms with Tony Blair.