Tells you who the Lord-Lieutenant is, what the role is, how they are appointed, how to invite the Lord-Lieutenant to your event, who is the vice, how can they help you and what is the High Sheriff's role.
HM Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire is currently the Hon. Mrs. Susan Cunliffe-Lister.
The Lord-Lieutenant is a keen gardener and resides at Burton Agnes Hall. She was High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2001/02, was appointed one of areas first lady Deputy Lieutenants in 1996 and became Lord-Lieutenant in December 2005 upon the retirement of Mr. Richard Marriott of Boynton Hall.
Picture of the Lord-Lieutenant (115kb opens in new window)
The fundamental principle concerning the office of Lord-Lieutenant is that they are the Queen’s representative in the county and consequently it is their first and foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown. As the Queen’s representative in the county, the Lord-Lieutenant remains non-political, does not hold office in any political party and is unpaid. Their main duties are:
In addition the Lord-Lieutenant is involved with numerous voluntary organisations.
The Lord-Lieutenant, for ceremonial purposes, covers both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull and is supported in the role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants.
The legislation website offers information on the the Lieutenancies Act 1997:
Lieutenancies Act 1997 (external website)
If you wish to invite the Lord-Lieutenant to attend your event please completing the Lord-Lieutenant Attendance Request Form (opens in new window)
Alternatively you can contact the Lord-Lieutenant by the following means:
Lieutenancy Office East Riding of Yorkshire Council County Hall Cross Street Beverley HU17 9BA
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (01482) 393260
Please do not contact the Lord-Lieutenant direct or send correspondence to their home. All communications must be done through the Lieutenancy Office.
If the Lord-Lieutenant is unable to attend your event, then every effort will be made to find a Deputy Lieutenant to represent them.
In England and Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister, appoints a Lord-Lieutenant for each county as Her Majesty’s personal representative within their area. The Lord-Lieutenant holds office until they attain the age of 75 years.
The Vice Lord-Lieutenant carries out the normal duties of the Lord-Lieutenant should they be away, ill or unable to attend an event. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant stands down from their position when a new Lord-Lieutenant is appointed. However, they can be considered for appointment as the new Lord-Lieutenant.
The current Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the East Riding of Yorkshire is Mr. Andrew Marr who resides in Beverley. The Marr family have been involved in the fish business since the 19th Century and today Mr. Marr is the Chairman of Andrew Marr International. He was admitted as an Honorary Brother of The Corporation of The Hull Trinity House in 1991 and as a younger brother of the Corporation of The Trinity House, London in 1997. He was High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire in 1999/2000, appointed as Deputy Lieutenant in 2001 and Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2011.
Deputy Lieutenants are appointed upon the recommendation of the Lord-Lieutenant and, in doing so, recognises their contribution to local, county or national life. There are approximately 29 Deputy Lieutenants, the number appointed is determined upon the number of residents within the Lieutenancy area such as: the first 150,000 residents there may be 20 Deputies; from 150,000 to 200,000 an additional one to every 10,000; from 200,000 to 1,000,000 an additional one for every 25,000. Deputy Lieutenants are expected to support the Lord-Lieutenant within the county and in particular carry out duties as directed, such as:
Once appointed, a Deputy Lieutenant can use the initials DL after their name and will remain in office until their 75th birthday, although they can retire earlier through ill health. Retired Deputy Lieutenants continue to contribute to the work of the county and offer their support in many varied ways.
The following document provides a list of Deputy Lieutenants for the East Riding of Yorkshire:
Deputy lieutenants list (pdf 40kb opens in new window)
The Lieutenancy can help you or your organisation or be of service to the community in various ways, such as:
The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political royal appointment for a single year and is the oldest secular office in the United Kingdom after the Crown with it origins dating back to Saxon times when the 'Shire Reeve' was responsible to the King for the maintenance of law and order within the shire or county and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown. Today, there are 55 High Sheriffs serving the counties of England and Wales.
Nominations to the Office of High Sheriff are dealt with through the Presiding Judge of the Circuit and the Privy Council for consideration by The Queen who traditionally 'pricks' the appointee's name with a bodkin following which a Warrant of Appointment is issued.
The principal formal duties of the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire which, for ceremonial purposes, covers the City of Kingston upon Hull, include attendance at Royal visits to the County and support for Her Majesty's High Court Judges.
These days, however, High Sheriffs play an increasingly active and supportive role within their Counties both in relation to the Police and emergency services and in lending encouragement to public sector agencies such as the probation and prison services and to voluntary sector organisations involved in crime reduction and social cohesion.
High Sheriffs receive no remuneration and no part of the expense of a High Sheriff's year falls on the public purse.
The High Sheriff's website offers further information:
High Sheriff's association of England and Wales (external website)