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The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence OBE, QPM, has recently appointed six new Deputy Lieutenants to help with her work around the county.

The new Deputy Lieutenants are:

  • Mr Iain Forsythe – Peterborough
  • Mrs Susan Freestone – East Cambridgeshire
  • Dr Andy Harter CBE – Cambridge
  • Mr Karim Khalil QC – Cambridge
  • Colonel Mark Knight MBE – North Cambridgeshire
  • Mrs Frances Stanley – East Cambridgeshire   

Lord-Lieutenants are The Queen’s personal representatives in the county or area. Their prime duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown by arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors. They present medals and awards on behalf of The Queen and participate in civic, voluntary and social duties, as well as liaising with units of the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines and their associated cadet forces. Their overarching responsibility is to promote their county.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence, said “I am delighted to introduce my newly appointed Deputy Lieutenants who, with their colleagues, enable us to have a presence in every part of the county. Each has played, and continues to play an important part in the life of our local community, and I know their considerable skills and experience will be extremely useful in supporting me in the execution of my duties.

“The role is voluntary and we currently have 38 Deputy Lieutenants across the county. As a Lieutenancy, we will willingly attend and support community and charitable events and help anyone seeking to nominate an individual for an honour, or an organisation for the Queens Awards for Voluntary Service or the Queens Award for Enterprise.”

Image of the new Deputy Lieutenants with Julie Spence, Lord Lieutenant

Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Julie Spence met her new deputy Lieutenants at Hughes Hall on Saturday 9 March. From left to right: Mr Karim Khalil QC DL, Mrs Frances Stanley DL, Mrs Susan Freestone DL, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM, Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Iain Forsythe DL, Colonel Mark Knight MBE DL, Dr Andy Harter CBE DL.

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