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Lord Lieutenancy

The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham is His Majesty The King's personal representative in the county. He/she is appointed by His Majesty and the post is non-political and unpaid. The current Lord Lieutenant of County Durham is Mrs Susan (Sue) Snowdon.

The Lord Lieutenant of County Durham is responsible for areas within the county boundaries, in addition to land within the boundaries of Darlington Borough, Hartlepool Borough and that part of Stockton-on-Tees, which is to the north of the River Tees.

Honours nominations

One of the functions of the Lord Lieutenant is to promote the honours system.

The UK honours system recognises merit, exceptional achievement and service to the community at every level of society, locally, regionally or nationally. Its aim is to ensure that the large numbers of people not in the public eye who give valuable service are recognised.

They could be charity volunteers, members of the emergency services or armed forces, industrial pioneers or specialists in various professions.

Anyone in the UK can make a recommendation for a British National to receive an honour.

Nominations are not handled by Buckingham Palace but by the Ceremonial Secretariat, part of the Cabinet Office.

You can contact the Lord Lieutenant's Office at:

The Rivergreen Centre
Aykley Heads
County Durham

Telephone: 0191 383 7387