Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord-Lieutenant. They are people from all walks of life and the number appointed is determined by population. Under the terms of the Lieutenancy Act a person may be appointed a Deputy Lieutenant if:

The aim is that within each county the Deputy Lieutenants should be widely representative of its life in social range, gender, community background, ethnic mix and service to the community. A Deputy Lieutenant is not required to be a British subject. The Deputy Lieutenants assist the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out his role as The King’s Representative, and because of their expertise or role within the community, they may be asked for their help with: