Hosted today at County Hall a citizenship ceremony whereby 27 individuals (including  a number of families) made declarations of loyalty and were formally granted citizenship of the United Kingdom. A very dignified and memorable occasion with lots of photographs taken, I fear I will appear on  many Surrey mantelpieces. It was a real privilege to meet the new citizens and play a part in the ceremony including a brief speech explaining the role of the High Sheriff and revealing my ten favourite places 


in Surrey.