Dr Barry Johnson named Lancashire's new High Sheriff

Dr Barry Johnson Dr Barry Johnson is chairman of the World Horse Welfare

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Lancashire's new High Sheriff has been named by the county council.

Dr Barry Johnson, of Bilsborrow, Preston replaces Ann Dean in the role, which dates back to Saxon times.

He is a retired vet and current chairman of the World Horse Welfare which rescues and re-homes horses.

During his veterinary career Dr Johnson was vet to Lancashire Constabulary's mounted section. He will be officially sworn in on 11 April at a ceremony at Lancashire's County Hall in Preston.

The office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political royal appointment for a year.

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