Former Dorset County Council leader Angus Campbell appointed Lord-Lieutenant

Bournemouth Echo: Prestigious: New Lord-Lieutenant Angus Campbell Prestigious: New Lord-Lieutenant Angus Campbell

FORMER Dorset County Council leader Angus Campbell has been appointed the next Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset and will take over the role at the end of the month.

Mr Campbell has been appointed to the prestigious role by the Queen and will succeed Mrs Anthony Pitt-Rivers when she retires on January 22.

He said: “It is extremely humbling to have been honoured with the responsibility of representing Her Majesty the Queen in this wonderful county.

“Dorset and its people are remarkable in so many ways and I am very much looking forward to working across the county within this very special role.

“I am very aware of the tremendous work that has been done by Mrs Valerie Pitt-Rivers over recent years and it is such an honour to be chosen to succeed her.”

Mr Campbell has been both leader of North Dorset district council and Dorset County Council, standing down from the latter last year.

He was also chair of both the Dorset Olympic Board and Strategic Leaders Board for the South West and has also been a governor of several schools in the county.

He lives in Iwerne Minster with his wife Carola and has two daughters.

The title of Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarch’s representatives in the UK.

It is usually bestowed to a senior military officer, peer or businessperson.

There are 98 Lord-Lieutenants in Britain.

They are responsible for the organisation of all official Royal visits to their county, as well as presenting certain awards and ensuring the Queen’s private office is kept informed about local issues relating to their area.

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6:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Talbots says...

So no chance of the man in the street becoming Lord Lieutenant then.
So no chance of the man in the street becoming Lord Lieutenant then. Talbots
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7:48pm Tue 21 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sure the gentleman is very worthy of the appointment.hopefull
y he Will inform Her Majesty of how cynical the people Poole& Bournemouth are about their council
Sure the gentleman is very worthy of the appointment.hopefull y he Will inform Her Majesty of how cynical the people Poole& Bournemouth are about their council kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

8:51am Wed 22 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

He obviously knows the right way to shake hands.
He obviously knows the right way to shake hands. pete woodley
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