Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester

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Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester
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Incumbent
Warren James Smith

since July 11, 2007
Style Lord-Lieutenant
Inaugural holder Sir William Downward
April 1, 1974
Formation April 1, 1974
Website Lord-Lieutenancy
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The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester is the representative of the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester in North West England.[1]

The office was created on 1 April 1974.[1] Before 1974 the area had been covered by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, and a small part by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire. The role of the Lord Lieutenant is to "first and foremost ... to uphold the dignity of the Crown".[1] The Lord Lieutenant also acts as Keeper of the Rolls.[1] It also promoted the work of voluntary service and benevolent organisations.

The Lord Lieutenant is aided in his office by over 70 Deputy Lieutenants.[1]

List of Lords-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester[edit]

No. Lord Lieutenant From Until
1 Sir William Downward 1 April 1974 27 January 1988[2]
2 Col. Sir John Bradford Timmins 27 January 1988 11 July 2007[3]
3 Warren James Smith 11 July 2007 present[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "What is the Greater Manchester Lieutenancy?". gmlo.org. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ The Lord-Lieutenants Order 1973 (1973/1754)
  3. ^ London Gazette, issue no.51228, 2 February 1988
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 58395. p. 10329. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-08.

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