|2nd Mayor of Mansfield|
7 May 2015 – 3 May 2019
|Preceded by||Tony Egginton|
|Succeeded by||Andy Abrahams|
|Political party||Conservative (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.
She first stood for the post in 2002 as a member of the Conservative Party, though she later joined the Mansfield Independent Forum and was elected as a councillor in 2011. She succeeded Tony Egginton as mayor after beating the Labour party candidate in the 2015 Mayoral election. Her campaign was subsequently investigated by the police for a potential breach of electoral law, but the probe was dropped in 2016 due to "insufficient evidence".
As Mayor of Mansfield, she was in control of the Mansfield District. 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.
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