Mayor of Mansfield

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Mayor of Mansfield
Incumbent
Kate Allsop

since 7 May 2015
Style No courtesy title or style
Appointer Electorate of Mansfield
Term length Four years (full)
Salary £54,260 , 2013-2014[1][2]

The Mayor of Mansfield is the executive mayor of the district of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. A new appointment was created following moves made by a Mansfield-based businessman to change the governance of Mansfield after a public referendum.[3] The incumbent from 2002 to May, 2015 was Tony Egginton, succeeded by his fellow Mansfield Independent Forum party member Kate Allsop.[4][5]

From the 2015 booklet issued to all households having registered voters:[6]

An elected Mayor is different to a ceremonial Mayor or Leader of the council as they are elected by the people of Mansfield district.

It is the job of the Mayor to represent the council and its residents, make key decisions on policies, services and how the council spends its money.

The Mayor is supported by a Cabinet of councillors who help him or her develop and implement these policies.

Referendum[edit]

Mayor of Mansfield Referendum
2 May 2002 [7]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Elected Mayor 8,972 55
Cabinet System 7,350 45
Total votes 16,327 100.00

2002[edit]

Mansfield Mayoral Election 17 October 2002 [8][9]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % Transfers 2nd Round  %  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Mansfield Independent Forum Tony Egginton 4,150 29.6% 1,801 5,951 52.6%
Labour Lorna Carter 4,773 34.0% 590 5,363 47.4%
Conservative Kate Allsop 3,351 23.9%
Liberal Democrat Phil Smith 958 6.8%
Green Mike Comerford 811 5.8%
Turnout 14043
Mansfield Independent Forum win

2007[edit]

Mansfield Mayoral Election 3 May 2007 [10]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % Transfers 2nd Round  %  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Mansfield Independent Forum Tony Egginton 12,015 36.7% 1,705 13,720 61.0%
Labour Alan Meale 8,129 30.8% 655 8,784 39.0%
Conservative Aaron Beattie 2,770 10.5%
Liberal Democrat Philip Burman 1,944 7.4%
Green Mary Button 1,489 5.6%
Turnout 26383 34.2
Mansfield Independent Forum hold

2011[edit]

The 2011 election was third direct election for the Mayoralty of Mansfield. The sitting Mayor, Tony Egginton, successfully defended his position, which he first won in 2002. On 5 May 2011 he was elected for the third time, winning in the second round of voting with the narrow majority of 67 over the Labour candidate Stephen Yemm.[11][12]

Mansfield Mayoral Election 5 May 2011 [13]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % Transfers 2nd Round  %  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Mansfield Independent Forum Tony Egginton 10,901 37.6% 1,779 12,680 50.1%
Labour Stephen Yemm 11,732 40.4% 881 12,613 49.9%
UKIP David Hamilton 2,390 8.2%
Conservative Vic Bobo 2,192 7.6%
Liberal Democrat Anna Marie Ellis 1,813 6.3%
Turnout 29,028
Mansfield Independent Forum hold

2015[edit]

The 2015 election was fourth direct election for the Mayoralty of Mansfield. The sitting Mayor, Tony Egginton, had previously announced his intention to retire.[14] On 7 May 2015 the candidates were former Labour-member turned Independent Phil Shields, Labour's Martin Lee and Mansfield Independent Forum's Kate Allsop, who after the second round of voting won from Martin Lee with a considerable majority.

Mansfield Mayoral Election 7 May 2015 [5]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % Transfers 2nd Round  %  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Mansfield Independent Forum Kate Allsop 17,604 37.94% 4,996 22,600 53.4%
Labour Martin Lee 17,562 37.85% 2,158 19,720 46.6%
Independent Philip Shields 9,672 20.84%
Turnout 46402
Mansfield Independent Forum hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mansfield District Council Members' Allowances and Expenses 2013-2014, Retrieved 2 December 2014
  2. ^ The lowest paid was on a salary of £53,151, in Mansfield. BBC News Bristol September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2014
  3. ^ Mansfield businessman to make changes Mansfield Chad, local newspaper, July 2001 Retrieved 2 December 2014
  4. ^ "Voters snub parties in mayor polls". BBC News. 18 October 2002. 
  5. ^ a b "Mansfield Council - Mayoral election results". Mansfield District Council. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Mansfield Mayoral Election, April 2015. Published by Ruth Marlow, Returning Officer, Mansfield District Council. Accessed 22 May 2015
  7. ^ "More regions say yes to electing a mayor". London: guardian.co.uk. 3 May 2002. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mayor election goes to second vote". Chad.co.uk. 18 October 2002. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Former newsagent is new mayor". BBC News. 18 October 2002. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "Local and Mayoral elections 2007" (PDF). house of Commons library. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "ELECTION 2011: Egginton Elected For Third Term". mansfield103.co.uk. 
  12. ^ "Labour select Stephen Yemm as Mansfield's Mayoral Candidate". East Midlands Labour. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Mansfield Council - Mayoral election results". Mansfield Borough Council. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  14. ^ [1] Hucknall Despatch 19 November 2013 Retrieved 8 May 2015