Richard Watts (politician)

Richard Watts (born 1975), is a Labour Party politician. He is currently Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.[1][2]

Richard Watts
Mayor of London's Deputy Chief of Staff
Assumed office
May 2021
Leader of Islington London Borough Council
In office
10 October 2013  20 May 2021
DeputyJanet Burgess
Preceded byCatherine West
Succeeded byKaya Comer-Schwartz
Labour Party Group Leader
on Islington London Borough Council
In office
10 October 2013  20 May 2021
DeputyJanet Burgess
Preceded byCatherine West
Councillor for Islington London Borough Council
In office
4 May 2006  20 May 2021
WardTollington
Preceded byDaniel Bonner
Personal details
Born1975
Political partyLabour
Alma materDurham University

He was previously Council Leader of Islington London Borough Council, England. He was elected to that role in October 2013.[3] In the borough elections of May 2014 he led the Islington Labour Party to an increased majority on the Council.[4]