The Lord Mayor of ChesterLord Mayor of Cheshire

Cllr Razia Daniels

Razia, was born in Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa, has called Chester home since her marriage to Stephen in 1985 and lives within the Chester City Walls.  

She is a Gemmologist and a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.  Her interests include English Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco design.

She was first elected as a councillor for Handbridge and St Mary’s Ward in 2006 and was the Lord Mayor of Chester in 2017 – 2018.

She brings to the role a wealth of experience having been a councillor for over 18 years.  During this time, she has been involved in various committees, including serving as the Shadow Cabinet member for Children and Families.   

As Member Champion for equality and diversity helped achieve the ‘excellent’ level of The Local Government for the Council and as Chairman of Member Learning Panel contributed to achieving Level 2 of The North West Employers Charter, resulting in the Council being awarded the MJ Exemplar Award.

Beyond her councillor duties, Razia is actively engaged as a Governor of City of Chester University and The Queen’s School Chester, highlighting her commitment to education and community development.  She also serves as a member of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, further reinforcing her dedication to public safety.

Councillor Razia Daniels said: “It is a huge honour and privilege to be given a second opportunity to be the Lord Mayor of Chester.  During my year in office, I am committed to fulfilling my duties, promoting the historical traditions of the City, and looking forward to meeting everyone.

Councillor Razia Daniels represents the Handbridge Park Ward, which includes Handbridge, Westminster Park, Curzon Park and Kings Moat Garden Village.


Lord Mayor’s chosen charities are:

  • Dial West Cheshire 

  • CHAWREC – The Unity Centre 

  • St Mary’s Handbridge Centre 

  • St Marks Church 

  • Westminster Park Community Centre

Lord Mayor’s theme:

  • Community Spirit and Volunteers