I am delighted to announce the following from our Lieutenancy area have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours 2020 List:
Diana Johnson, Member of Parliament for Hull North, has been appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her charitable and political service.
Stephen Martin, DL, Non-Executive Director, ARCO, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Business, Conservation and the community in Hull and East Yorkshire.
David Haire, Project Director for Fundraising, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Patients and Staff in East Yorkshire.
Finally, The Queen has appointed Sarah Asquith, Lieutenancy Officer, a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) for services to the Lieutenancy supporting four Lord-Lieutenants spanning over 30 years.
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I look forward to supporting the many diverse communities throughout the area, all of whom, I have the greatest admiration for the varied contributions made by so many in all walks of life.
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.
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.
There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants covering all areas of the United Kingdom, from Shetland to Cornwall and County Tyrone to South Glamorgan.
The Lord-Lieutenant’s first and foremost duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown in the East Riding of Yorkshire Lieutenancy area which, for ceremonial purposes, comprises both the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.
The ancient office of Lord-Lieutenant, whose roots can be traced to Tudor times, is bestowed by The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.Find out more
Information about UK National Honours - The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, The Elizabeth Cross, and the process of downloading resources and forms for nominating people for awards, and iformation on how to nominate someone for a New Year or birthday honour.Find out more