About the Mayor
On 2 May 2019 Andy Abrahams was elected as Mansfield's Executive Mayor.
He is the third Executive Mayor of Mansfield following Tony Egginton's 12-year term and Kate Allsop's four-year term.
Andy grew up on Mansfield's Ladybrook Estate with his dad, who was a miner, and his mum, who was a cleaner.
Andy has enjoyed a varied career in both the construction industry and education. He worked as a chartered civil engineer in local government and industry for 25 years where he was involved in major construction projects including the channel tunnel rail link, Manchester Airport runway and the New Imperial War Museum.
His determination to improve opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds led to him changing career and going back to university to retrain as a maths teacher. He has taught for ten years in socially deprived areas with historically low attainment to try to make a positive difference, and for the past five years has worked for REAL Education, an alternative education provider. Andy passionately believes that education should enable every child to reach their potential.
He has travelled extensively throughout the world, including working with street children in Ecuador and volunteering on an environmental project in Tanzania.
Andy is married to Lynne, who is a retired midwife, and the couple have four grown up children.
He is a keen sportsman who plays many sports including football, racket sports and golf. He has run marathons, parachuted for charity and has obtained a PADI scuba diving qualification.
Andy supports many charities and continues to volunteer weekly at the Beacon Project, Mansfield, which supports homeless people.
In his election manifesto the Mayor pledged to:
Ensure the council uses local contractors and suppliers to keep money in the local economy.
Build affordable homes and council houses with affordable rents that are accessible to our communities.
Rebuild our communities and make them safe, by identifying the worst areas of private substandard rented accommodation and make 'rogue' landlords accountable, and by employing more Neighbourhood Wardens to tackle drugs and crime.
Make Mansfield healthy, green and clean by reinstating community sports facilities in Warsop and re-energise our parks with fun runs and activities and by providing new community allotments and improve waste and recycling facilities.
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