(1995–2002; also spelled "Catmando
") was a ginger tabby cat
who served as the joint-leader of Britain
's Official Monster Raving Loony Party
(OMRLP) from 1999–2002, along with his owner, Howling Laud Hope
In 1999, the OMRLP had to select a new leader following the death of the party's founder, Screaming Lord Sutch
. Alan "Howling Laud" Hope (who was then the party's chairman and deputy leader) and Cat Mandu were the only two candidates in the party leadership election. The vote was a tie, with Hope and Cat Mandu receiving 125 votes each. Hope, as the party chairman, had the casting vote, and decided that he and Cat Mandu should serve as joint leaders.Stall, Sam (2007); 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization: History's Most Influential Felines
p. 69,70. Quirk Books ISBN 1594741638; retrieved 24 April 2011, BBC News
, 24 September 1999 Hope then became the party's sole leader.
Following Cat Mandu's death, the party proposed that there should be cat-crossings at all major roads.
Cat Mandu was originally called "Catman
". His name was changed after a customer at the Golden Lion