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Former Council Leader Named As New Lord Lieutenant for Dorset


8:12am 10th January 2014

The Queen has appointed the former leader of Dorset County Council to the post of Lord Lieutenant for Dorset.

Angus Campbell helped deliver the Olympics and served for a number of years in the Army Air Corps.

The former leader brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the role.

Angus succeeds the outgoing Mrs Anthony Pitt-Rivers who retires later this month on January 22nd.

Mrs Pitt-Rivers is delighted with the new appointment;

"Angus has already done a lot for the county in his work as Leader of Dorset County Council, and has a good knowledge and a great love of Dorset. I have had such an interesting time as Lord-Lieutenant, and could not have enjoyed it more. I am sure Angus Campbell will equally appreciate the privilege of undertaking this role."

Angus Campbell was also Chair of both the Dorset Olympic Board and Strategic Leaders Board for the South West.  He has also been a Governor of several schools in the county.

Mr Campbell 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."

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