Caroline Cayeux

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Caroline Cayeux
Caroline Cayeux.jpg
Mayor of Beauvais
Assumed office
18 March 2001
Preceded by Walter Amsallem
Member of the French Senate for Oise
In office
Preceded by Alain Vasselle
Succeeded by Olivier Paccaud
Personal details
Born (1948-11-01) 1 November 1948 (age 70)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Political party Miscellaneous right
The Republicans (2015-18)

Caroline Cayeux (born 1 November 1948) is a French politician and Mayor[1] of Beauvais. She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).

She became Departmental President of the Rally for the Republic in 1998, after the incumbent, Jean-François Mancel was forced to resign for entering into an electoral and political alliance with the far-right FN.

She defeated the incumbent Socialist Mayor of Beauvais Walter Amsallem in the 2001 election and was re-elected with 58% in 2008 against Sylvie Houssin of the PS.

She was defeated as a RPR dissident candidate in the French legislative election, 2002 and as a candidate on the UMP list in the 2004 Senate election. She became regional councilor of Picardy in 2004, on the UMP-UDF list of Gilles de Robien.

She was the only candidate for the UMP nomination in Picardy for the 2010 regional elections and will thus be the UMP's top candidate.

In 2018 Cayeux made international news having shared an April Fool's joke via social media, claiming that furniture giant Ikea would be bringing 4,000 new jobs to Beauvais; the joke received a negative response across social media[2][3].


  1. ^ The economist, Volume 391, Issues 8626-8637. Economist Newspaper Ltd. 2009. p. 28.
  2. ^ . BBC. 3 April 2018 Retrieved 3 April 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ . RT. 3 April 2018 Retrieved 3 April 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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