Role of the Lord-Lieutenant

 

Welcome to the website of the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear.

The Lord Lieutenant,Sir Nigel Sherlock, KCVO, OBE

The Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear is Sir Nigel Sherlock, KCVO, OBE. He was appointed to this role in 2000 by HM The Queen.

The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty’s representative in Tyne and Wear with the overall duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown. The Lord-Lieutenant carries out a wide variety of duties, working closely with voluntary services, benevolent organisations and local businesses. The main duties of the Lord-Lieutenant are:

  • Arrange visits by members of the Royal family and to escort Royal visitors
  • Represent The Queen, including duties with the armed forces and presenting certain honours, medals and awards.
  • Liaise with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force and their associated Cadet Forces
  • Assess nominations for honour, both personal and for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and to encourage nominations for both
  • Chairing the local Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace, in liaison with the Ministry of Justice
  • Swearing in of new magistrates