Deputy Lord Mayor

Cllr Razia Daniels

Cllr Razia Daniels, Deputy Lord Mayor 2023/24

Cllr Razia Daniels, Deputy Lord Mayor 2023/24

Razia was born in Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa and has lived in Chester since her marriage to Stephen in 1985.

She is a professional Gemmologist and a member of the Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Her interests include English arts and crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco design and gemmology.

Councillor Razia Daniels is truly delighted to be the new Deputy Lord Mayor of Chester. She brings to the role a wealth of experience having been a councillor for over 16 years during which time she has served on a number of important committees including being the Shadow Cabinet member for Children and Families and Deputy Lord Mayor and Lord Mayor of Chester in 2016/2017.

One of Razia’s passions is equality and diversity and as Member Champion for equality and diversity the Council achieved the highest level of excellent for The Equality Framework for Local Government, and she is proud to be the equality and diversity member champion for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service who have been the top performing emergency service in the UK for the past six years.

She is also committed to learning and development and during her Chairmanship of the Member Learning Panel the Council achieved the North West Employers Charter level two and was also awarded the MJ Exemplar Award. She is a Governor of Queen’s School Chester and The University of Chester.

Councillor Daniels said: “It is such a huge honour and privilege to be given a second chance to be the Deputy Lord Mayor of Chester. During my year in office I am committed to fulfilling my duties and supporting the Lord Mayor of Chester and the Sheriff of Chester in their civic duties and I look forward to meeting everyone in our community.”

Razia is the ward member for Handbridge Park, which includes Handbridge, Westminster Park, Curzon Park and Kings Moat Garden Village.