Mayor of Mansfield
Incumbent
Andy Abrahams

since 3 May 2019
StyleExecutive Mayor
Member ofMansfield Labour Group
AppointerElectorate of Mansfield
Term lengthFour years
Salary£54,863.38 (Special responsibility allowance)
+ £6,385.95 (Elected member basic allowance) 2017/18 [1]
WebsiteMeet the Mayor

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.[2]

Andy Abrahams was elected on 3 May 2019 by two votes from sitting incumbent Kate Allsop after two recounts of the second-preference votes.[3]

The incumbent from 2002 to May, 2015 was Tony Egginton, succeeded by his fellow Mansfield Independent Forum party member Kate Allsop,[4][5] who stood against Egginton in 2002 as a Conservative.

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.

Establishment

The role of elected mayor was created following a public referendum on 2 May 2002. The referendum was the culmination of a campaign led by local businessman Stewart Rickersey to have a directly elected mayor for the district.[2] The inaugural election was scheduled for 17 October 2002. Prior to the referendum Mansfield District Council was governed by a leader and cabinet system, in which a leader of the council was elected indirectly from the largest group elected to the council.

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

Election results

2002

Mansfield Mayoral Election 17 October 2002 [8][9]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Independent 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 Democrats Phil Smith 958 6.8%
Green Mike Comerford 811 5.8%
Turnout 14043
Independent win

2007

Mansfield Mayoral Election 3 May 2007 [10]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Mansfield Independent 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 Democrats Philip Burman 1,944 7.4%
Green Mary Button 1,489 5.6%
Turnout 26383 34.2
Mansfield Independent hold

2011

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 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Mansfield Independent 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 Democrats Anna Marie Ellis 1,813 6.3%
Turnout 29,028
Mansfield Independent hold

2015

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 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Mansfield Independent 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 46,402
Mansfield Independent hold

2019

The 2019 election took place on 2 May 2019.[15] The candidates were Incumbent Mayor Kate Allsop from the Mansfield Independent Forum (MIF), Conservative perennial candidate George Jabbour, and District and County Councillor Steve Garner, formerly with MIF, standing as an independent.[16][17][18] In late March Mansfield Labour group selected a third candidate in former teacher and civil engineer Andy Abrahams, following the suspension of Cllr Sean McCallum and resignation of Paul Bradshaw.[19] In March 2019, 2015 Mayoral Candidate and former District Councillor Philip Shields announced his intention to run in 2019.[20]

Mansfield Mayoral Election 2 May 2019 [5]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Abrahams 6,681 29.18% 1,249 7,930 50.01%
Mansfield Independent Kate Allsop 5,860 24.84% 2,068 7,928 49.99%
Independent Steve Garner 4,827 20.47%
Conservative George Jabbour 3,592 15.23%
Independent Philip Shields 2,422 10.27%
Turnout 23582
Labour gain from Mansfield Independent

See also

References

  1. ^ Mansfield District Council Members' Allowances and Expenses 2017-2018, Retrieved 27 February 2018
  2. ^ a b Mansfield businessman to make changes Mansfield Chad, local newspaper, July 2001 Retrieved 2 December 2014
  3. ^ Labour wins Mayoral election by just two votes Chad (Mansfield newspaper) 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019
  4. ^ "Voters snub parties in mayor polls". BBC News. 18 October 2002.
  5. ^ a b c "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". guardian.co.uk. London. 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. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Mansfield Council - Mayoral election results". Mansfield Borough Council. 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  14. ^ [1] Hucknall Despatch 19 November 2013 Retrieved 8 May 2015
  15. ^ Electoral services, Mansfield District Council (22 October 2014). "Mayoral election". www.mansfield.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  16. ^ Councillors resign from Mansfield Independent Forum Mansfield Chad, 5 October 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  17. ^ Stephen Garner – Councillor details/Party history Nottinghamshire County Council. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  18. ^ Who is in the running to be Mansfield’s next mayor? Mansfield Chad, 6 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Labour Select Andy Abrahams as third Mayoral Candidate". Mansfield Chad. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Philip Shields for Mayor facebook". Retrieved 28 March 2019.