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Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

Image of Rani Mahal by Leicestershire Police Force Logo

Ajmer Kaur (Rani) Mahal, a district councillor representing Glen Ward at Harborough District Council,  was announced as Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews’ preferred candidate for the role of Deputy PCC at the Police and Crime Panel meeting in December 2022.

Rani Mahal has extensive experience and skills, both as a county councillor and through her membership with voluntary and charitable organisations.

Alongside her portfolio responsibilities as a councillor, Rani is currently a Board Director of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), sitting on the Investment Panel. She is also a board member of the Leicestershire Asian Business Association and Vice President/Lead for women and political affairs at the organisation.

She has worked relentlessly in and for the community, holding positions within charitable organisations including the Royal Society of Arts (formerly known as the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce). Rani is also an advocate for underrepresented communities as a board member of the Indo British Trade Council and as an international member of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI).

During her career, Rani has developed a passion for supporting the vulnerable and promoting opportunities for women with more than a decade of experience as a member of the Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO) and as the current regional president of East Midlands CWO. She is also a former member of Women in Philanthropy in Leicester.

Rani Mahal first became fascinated by policing 30 years ago, when she wanted to become a Special Constable. Since then, she has worked relentlessly in and for the community including as an advocate for underrepresented communities.

A Volunteer Responder with the Royal Voluntary Service, Rani assisted in the national vaccination programme.

She is a former trustee at LOROS Hospice with nine years’ experience of overall governance, strategy and oversight of the charity and attended clinical governance meetings as well as advocated for terminally ill patients.

A former parish councillor at Great Glen Parish Council, Rani has significant scrutiny and oversight experience, particularly in her role as Deputy Chairman for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Area Conservatives within her remit for fundraising and membership.