High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

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The Office of High Sheriff of Greater Manchester is the ceremonial position of High Sheriff appointed to Greater Manchester, a metropolitan county in North West England.[1][2] The appointment is made by the British monarch, in their capacity as Duke of Lancaster, by pricking the Lites.[3] Created in 1974, the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester has the duty to "protect and assist in upholding the dignity and well being of Her Majesty's judges and to represent the Queens executive powers in respect of the administration of justice in the county".[4]

The Office of High Sheriff is normally awarded to people of stature in Greater Manchester who have significantly and positively contributed in some way to the county's community either through voluntary work or through commerce or industry.[2] The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester holds the post for one year and automatically becomes an ex officio trustee of the Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust during their year of office.[3]

In addition to the role of "Keeper of The Queens Peace in the County",[2] foremost duties include looking after the High Court judges when they are sitting in the Manchester Crown Court. However, much of the administration being undertaken by an undersheriff.[1] The post is granted in a ceremony at one of Greater Manchester's Town halls or other prominent venues in April each year.[1][2]

List of sheriffs

Each High Sheriff begins their year in office on 1 April.

Year Sheriff
1974 Sir Neville Butterworth[5]
1976 Colonel Sir Richard Dawnay Martin-Bird[6]
1978 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw[7]
1982 John Nightingale[8]
1983 Angela Fishwick[9]
1985 Col. Tom Sherman OBE VRD*[10]
1986 Col Sir John Timmins, KCVO, OBE[11]
1987 Col. Arthur Axford OBE[12]
1988 Alan W Guest Esquire DL[13]
1989 Col. William M Elder CStJ TD[14]
1990 Norman Quick of Altrincham[15]
1991 David Wilson OBE[16]
1994 Sir John Zochonis[3]
1995 Edmund Gartside[17]
1996 Mary Flora MacKinnon Firth[18]
1997 Warren J. Smith[19]
1998 John Lee, Lord Lee of Trafford[20]
1999 Norman K Stoller CBE CStJ[21]
2000 Major John Noel Abbott TD DL of Alderley Edge[22]
2001 Lady Joyce Montgomery[23] [24]
2002 Sir Netar Mallick[25]
2003 Sue Hodgkiss[26]
2004 Robert Eric Hough[2][26]
2005 Chief Constable Sir David Wilmot[2]
2006 Alexandra Burslem[27]
2007 Michael Oglesby[28]
2008 Edith Conn[29]
2009 Christian Wewer DL[30]
2010 Anil Ruia OBE JP DL of Didsbury[31]
2011 Christine Lee-Jones[31]
2012 George Almond of Bromley Cross, Bolton[31]
2013 Paul Griffiths DL of Lower Peover, Knutsford[32]
2014 Paul Lee DL of Stanton Avenue, Didsbury[32]
2015 Sharman Birtles of Audenshaw[33]
2016 The Lady Smith of Leigh DL
2017 Kui Man Gerry Yeung[34]
2018 Dr Robina Shah [35]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Duke of Lancaster. "Palatinate High Sheriffs". duchyoflancaster.co.uk. Archived from the original on 26 April 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Britton, Paul (5 April 2005). "From top cop to High Sheriff". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust. "Our History ..." gmhspolice-trust.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Michael Oglesby is unveiled as High Sheriff of Greater Manchester". bruntwood.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  5. ^ "No. 46249". The London Gazette. 28 March 1974. p. 4008.
  6. ^ London Gazette, 23 March 1976
  7. ^ "Manchester Politicians, Law & Social Reformers". Manchester UK. Archived from the original on 29 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Nightingales Solicitors". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  11. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/t/3976/John+Bradford.aspx
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  13. ^ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/51291/page/4037/data.pdf
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  15. ^ "No. 52083". The London Gazette. 22 March 1990. p. 6797.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  17. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/g/7114/Edmund+Travis.aspx
  18. ^ "No. 54345". The London Gazette. 14 March 1996. p. 3832.
  19. ^ http://www.manchesterlieutenancy.org/index.php?page=the-lord-lieutenant
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  22. ^ "No. 55792". The London Gazette. 16 March 2000. p. 2988.
  23. ^ http://www.agreatermanchester.org/live/hspt.nsf/WebPages/0C8AC42EA29627F280257585005D4C58?OpenDocument
  24. ^ "Lady Joyce Montgomery DL". [permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Professor Sir Netar Mallick DL FRCP FRCPI". High Sheriff's Police Trust. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  26. ^ a b Moore, Sheryl (5 October 2004). "Hough is new High Sheriff". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  27. ^ "No. 57921". The London Gazette. 9 March 2006. p. 3375.
  28. ^ "Introducing the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester". piccadillymanchester.com. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  29. ^ McCathie, Charlie (17 April 2008). "Hats off to the sheriff". manchestereveningnews.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2008. [dead link]
  30. ^ "No. 59011". The London Gazette. 19 March 2009. p. 4924.
  31. ^ a b c "Greater Manchester 2012/2013". The High sheriff's Association of England and Wales. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  32. ^ a b "Greater Manchester 2014/2015". High Sheriffs Association. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  33. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/new-high-sheriff-greater-manchester-8921536
  34. ^ "Greater Manchester 2017/2018". High Sheriffs Association. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  35. ^ "No. 62229". The London Gazette. 15 March 2018. pp. 4814–4814.

External links

  • www.gmhspolice-trust.co.uk, The Greater Manchester High Sheriff's Police Trust.
  • www.highsheriffs.com, The Association of High Sheriffs.
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