Antrim Lieutenancy

Vice Lord-Lieutenant

Mrs Miranda Gordon, DL

​Miranda was appointed as Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2019. She has had an active role in the County for many years, having been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2006 and serving as High Sheriff in 2017, following in the footsteps of her late father.

Her background is in education and training. She is Founder & Chairperson of the Early Years Specialist Consortium and a part time inspector of pre-schools for the Education and Training Inspectorate. She also runs a B&B business on the north coast. 

Miranda supports various charities in different roles – such as Blythswood, A Save Space to Be Me, and Midtown Makers.

Miranda lives in Muckamore. She is married to Peter and has three adult children and two grandchildren.

Former Vice Lord-Lieutenants of County Antrim:

  • 2009-2019 – Mr Richard Reade, DL 
  • 2006-2008 – Mr Sandy Cramsie, DL
  • 1982-2006 – Colonel James Leslie, TD, JP, DL

History of Lieutenancy

The office of Lord-Lieutenant is of military origin and can be said to date back to the reign of Henry VIII…

Roles and responsibilities

The Lord-Lieutenant is His Majesty’s personal representative for the County. Their primary duty is to…

Uniform, Badges and Etiquette

The Lord-Lieutenant wears a dark blue No. 1 dress that was established in 1950. It is similar to that of a Major-General…