The Queen has appointed Mr Edmund Anderson DL as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire to succeed Dame Ingrid Roscoe DCVO when she steps down on 1 September 2018.
The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen and is Her Majesty’s representative in West Yorkshire. Their responsibilities include making the arrangements for Royal visits to the county and for hosting those visits; representing the Monarch at a wide range of events across West Yorkshire; presenting British Empire Medals and other awards; advising on submissions for honours nominations; submitting nominations for Royal Garden Parties; and maintaining close links with our regional armed forces.
The Lord-Lieutenant is assisted by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, the Clerk to the Lieutenancy and a team of Deputy Lieutenants.
Mr Anderson will also succeed Dame Ingrid Roscoe as Vice President of the RFCA for Yorkshire and The Humber and we are looking forward to working closely with him going forward.