The Northamptonshire Lieutenancy is the link between the monarchy and
the county of Northamptonshire. Not only does the lieutenancy represent
and uphold the dignity of the Crown and arrange royal visits to the county but it also celebrates the achievements of the people of
Northamptonshire and their service to others. It helps to promote
Northamptonshire communities, culture, services, heritage, business and
charitable success while drawing attention to those addressing
challenges and problems in the county. It also has a role in supporting
the Armed Services and, in particular, the reserve forces and cadets.
is led by the Lord Lieutenant, Mr David Laing (Her Majesty’s
representative in the county) who is appointed on the advice of the
Prime Minister. The role is non-political and unpaid. He is supported by
the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Peter Ellwood, and a team of Deputy
Lieutenants, appointed for their work in the county and across a number
of different fields.
Administrative support is provided by the
Clerks to the Lieutenancy. In Northamptonshire, as in many counties this
role has for many years been carried out by the Chief Executive of
Northamptonshire County Council. The current Clerk is Dr Paul Blantern.
Much of the detailed work associated with the Lieutenancy is undertaken by
the Deputy Clerk, Mrs Linda Weller. Contact details for the