The Office of Lord-Lieutenant is military in origin and dates from the reign of Henry VIII when the holder was made responsible for local defence.
Nowadays, the Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to be her personal representative in the county. As such he represents Her Majesty at events in the county and is responsible for the preparation of programmes for Royal Visits to Lancashire, for the presentation of awards to organisations (The Queen's Awards for Enterprise and for Voluntary Service) and to individuals as well as advising on Honours Nominations. The post is non-political and is unpaid.
The Lord Shuttleworth KCVO of Leck Hall, near Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2JF
The Lieutenancy Office County Hall Preston PR1 8XJ
Telephone: (01772) 533364 or 533350 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lord-Lieutenant is Chairman of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee which recommends the appointment of magistrates (also known as Justices of the Peace) in the county.
Contact the secretary to the Advisory Committee at HM Courts Service by:
Telephone: (01772) 272834 Email: email@example.com