Kate Allsop

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Kate Allsop
2nd Mayor of Mansfield
In office
7 May 2015 – 3 May 2019
Preceded byTony Egginton
Succeeded byAndy Abrahams
Personal details
Political partyConservative (before 2011)
Mansfield Independent Forum (2011–2019)
Brexit Party (2019-present)

Kate Allsop is a British local politician who was the directly elected Mayor of Mansfield from 2015 until the 2019 election when she was beaten by Labour candidate Andy Abrahams by two votes.[1][2][3]

She first stood for the post in 2002 as a member of the Conservative Party,[4] though she later joined the Mansfield Independent Forum and was elected as a councillor in 2011.[5][6] She succeeded Tony Egginton as mayor after beating the Labour party candidate in the 2015 Mayoral election.[7] Her campaign was subsequently investigated by the police for a potential breach of electoral law,[8] but the probe was dropped in 2016 due to "insufficient evidence".[9]

As Mayor of Mansfield, she was in control of the Mansfield District.[10][11] Following her tenure as mayor she briefly served as an advisor to Merthyr Tydfil council before being sacked when she was announced as the Brexit Party's parliamentary candidate in Mansfield.[12]


  1. ^ "Mayor". www.mansfield.gov.uk.
  2. ^ Mayor Kate Allsop Local Government Association. Retrieved 13 August 2018
  3. ^ Labour wins Mayoral election by just two votes Chad (Mansfield newspaper) 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019
  4. ^ "Mayor election goes to second vote". www.chad.co.uk. 2002-10-18. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  5. ^ "Mansfield District Council Election declaration of result 2011".
  6. ^ "MANSIELD MAYORAL ELECTION: Candidates announced for 7th May poll". www?Chad.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Mansfield Council - Mayoral election results". Mansfield District Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Police probe mayoral election spending". BBC local news Nottingham. 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  9. ^ "Mansfield mayoral election campaign probe dropped". BBC local news Nottingham. 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  10. ^ How many UK mayors are eligible to be world mayor? Hardly any www.theguardian.com Retrieved 11 August 2018
  11. ^ Mansfield one step closer to getting major hotel after council agrees to sell land nottinghampost.com
  12. ^ "Brexit Party candidate sacked as council adviser". BBC News Wales. 2019-08-05. Retrieved 2019-08-06.