Lord Lieutenant is new president of Yorkshire Agricultural Society

The new YAS president ' Susan Cunliffe-Lister. (S)
The new YAS president ' Susan Cunliffe-Lister. (S)
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Susan Cunliffe-Lister –the Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire – has taken over the role of President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS).

The society is best known for organising the annual Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live.

Mrs Cunliffe-Lister, who succeeds Raymond Twiddle, is one of very few lady presidents and has made history through her appointment because until now all female presidents have been members of the Royal Family, namely HRH The Princess Royal in 1937, 1951 and 1957, and then HRH The Duchess of Kent in 1972. She will represent the society at events around the region, preside at council meetings and support trustees.