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The Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor, Councillor Daniel De'Ath

Councillor Daniel De'Ath
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff
 Municipal Year 2019-20
 

Personal details

 Dan De’Ath is the 115th Lord Mayor of the City and County of Cardiff and the first Lord Mayor of black heritage of the Capital City of Wales.

Dan grew up in Warwickshire, where he worked in the museum and heritage sector and moved to Cardiff to work as a Researcher at the National Assembly for Wales.

Dan lives in the Roath area of Cardiff, which he has represented as a County Councillor since 2012. 

Dan’s partner and Lady Mayoress, Rebecca, is a Criminal Defence Solicitor and lecturer in criminal law at Cardiff University.  They have four children Ruby, Ella, Harry and Nancy aged three to thirteen.  

Political career

Dan was elected to Cardiff Council in 2012 representing the Plasnewydd (Roath) area of the city. 
He has served as Chair of the Council’s Community & Adult Services Scrutiny Committee in 2013 which examines the Local Authority’s delivery of Adult Social Services, Community Safety and issues like homelessness and welfare reform.
In 2014 Dan was asked to join the Council’s Cabinet serving as Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Families and then, following a reshuffle, the Cabinet Member for Safety, Engagement and Democracy.  
After the 2017 elections, Dan left the Cabinet and became Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff for the Municipal Year 2017/18.  

Lord Mayor’s Charity

Dan has studied Social Work, which has involved him working in a refuge for male victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery and a placement working with male and female victims of domestic abuse.  As a result Dan has chosen Welsh Woman’s Aid and BAWSO as the Lord Mayor’s charities for 2019/20.
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