The Rubbish Party

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The Rubbish Party
LeaderSally Cogley
FoundedMarch 2017; 2 years ago (2017-03)
HeadquartersCessnock Castle
Colours     White      Red
East Ayrshire Council
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Website[dead link]

The Rubbish Party is a minor political party that returned a candidate at the 2017 East Ayrshire Council election, in East Ayrshire, Scotland.[1][2]

The party was registered by Sally Cogley, of Galston, two months before the election, concerned by issues of waste and littering. Cogley organised clean-up events in the local area and campaigned under such slogans as "Vote Sally for a better valley". Her campaign assured voters that she "aims to make the Irvine Valley a better place to work, live and visit. Sally is totally committed to the valley."[3][4] Cogley was elected to represent the Irvine Valley ward on East Ayrshire Council.[2]

Elected representatives[edit]

East Ayrshire Council[edit]

Councillor Ward First Elected Ref
Sally Cogley Irvine Valley 2017 [5]

Electoral performance[edit]

East Ayrshire Council[edit]

Year Candidates Votes Share of votes Seats
2017 1 784 1.88% New
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  1. ^ "View registration - The Electoral Commission". The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Council election results: Rubbish Party candidate elected in East Ayrshire". BBC News. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Council election results: Rubbish Party candidate elected in East Ayrshire",; accessed 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ Williams, Nathanael (5 May 2017). "North Lanarkshire Council election: focus on Gartcosh, Glenboig & Moodiesburn". CommonSpace. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Your Councillor". East Ayrshire Council.