Caroline Cayeux (born 1 November 1948) is a French politician who has been serving as Minister for Relations with Local Authorities in the government of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne between July 2022 and November 2022.
|Minister for Relations with Local Authorities|
4 July 2022 – 28 November 2022
|Prime Minister||Élisabeth Borne|
|Preceded by||Christophe Béchu|
|Succeeded by||Dominique Faure|
|Mayor of Beauvais|
18 March 2001 – 31 August 2022
|Preceded by||Walter Amsallem|
|Succeeded by||Franck Pia|
|Member of the French Senate for Oise|
|Preceded by||Alain Vasselle|
|Succeeded by||Olivier Paccaud|
1 November 1948
|Political party||RPR (1981-2002)|
The Republicans (2015-2018)
DVD (depuis 2018)
Cayeux 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.
Cayeux was defeated as a RPR dissident candidate in the 2002 French legislative election 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.
In 2018 Cayeux made international news playing an April Fools' Day prank via social media, claiming that furniture giant Ikea would be bringing 4,000 new jobs to Beauvais; the prank was not well received across social media 
Following Cayeux's appointment to the Borne government, more than 100 French public figures signed an open letter denouncing her opposition to a 2013 law for same-sex marriage and adoption which Cayeux had called a "caprice" and "plan that goes against nature".
- "Extrêmement honorée d'être nommée ministre déléguée aux collectivités territoriales. Cette marque de confiance m'honore et m'oblige. Je sais la richesse que sont nos territoires pour notre pays. Je les défendrai sans relâche, au service des habitants et des élus locaux". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
- "Remaniement : Caroline Cayeux, une élue locale nommée ministre des Collectivités territoriales". Lefigaro.fr. 4 July 2022. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
- The economist, Volume 391, Issues 8626-8637. Economist Newspaper Ltd. 2009. p. 28.
- "French mayor regrets April Fool's joke about Ikea coming to town". Bbc.com. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
- "En faisant ce poisson d'avril, la mairie de Beauvais ne pensait pas provoquer autant de colère". Le HuffPost. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2022.
- Layli Foroudi (16 July 2022), French public figures accuse new minister of homophobic comments Reuters.