Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London

The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London is the personal representative of the monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, in Greater London.[1]

Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London
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Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE

since 25 May 2015
AppointerQueen Elizabeth II
Term lengthUntil the incumbent reaches the age of 75.
Inaugural holderHarold, Earl Alexander of Tunis KG
DeputyColonel Jane Davis OBE QVRM TD DL
SalaryNil (pro bono)

Each Lord-Lieutenant is assisted in, largely ceremonial, duties by Deputy Lieutenants whom he appoints;[2] the Lieutenancy Office is based at Whitehall, London SW1.

The Lord-Lieutenant is also assisted by a Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet, one from each branch of the main cadet forces, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Sea Cadet Corps. The cadet is selected by the Lord-Lieutenant. The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet's are from the county of the Lord-Lieutenant.

Created under the Administration of Justice Act (1964), this office merged those of Lord-Lieutenant of the County of London (cr. 1889) and the ancient Lord-Lieutenancy of Middlesex.[3]

From 1965, the following have served as HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London :

The ceremonial county of Greater London does not include the City of London, which has its own Commission of Lieutenancy.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ www.greaterlondonlieutenancy.com
  2. ^ Organisation of the Greater London Lieutenancy.
  3. ^ Administration of Justice Act 1964 (c.42), section 18 : "For the purposes of the Lieutenancy, Greater London other than the City shall be treated as a county".

External linksEdit

  • J.C. Sainty (1979). List of Lieutenants of Counties of England and Wales 1660–1974. London: Swift Printers (Sales) Ltd.
  • Burke's Peerage & Baronetage.