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UK election: Strange but true candidates elected to local councils

One of them used to be on Big Brother


Local elections can be dry at the best of times, so instead of another article about how this means the Tories are going to be in government forever more, we bring you a round up piece of a different kind.

Here are all the best, funniest and sometimes strange candidates who were elected in the local elections.

1. The one who used to be on Big Brother.

Joel Williams entered the Big Brother House in May 2015, and made it all the way to the final.

He said on the show that he wanted to be prime minister, and he got one step closer to that dream on Friday when he was elected as local councillor in Pontprennau and Old St Mellons in Cardiff, Wales.

2. The one with the same name as her district.

You can tell Marion Buchan was literally made for this job. At least there will be no confusion as to where she represents.

3. The one from the ‘Rubbish Party’.

Sally Cogley’s one-woman “Rubbish Party” won a seat in Irvine Valley, Scotland, after promising to tidy up the local area. She’s the kind of local legend everyone needs, campaigning under the slogan: “Vote Sally for a better valley”.

She said she wants to rid the community of all kinds of rubbish, from littering to fly-tipping to dog fouling.

4. The one who’s a 20-year-old Conservative.

The joke used to go that young Conservatives were a rare breed, and practically extinct in Scotland. No longer.

Thomas Kerr was elected in Glasgow’s Shettleston yesterday, to wide shock and awe, especially considering his young age of 20.

5. The one with the sparkly Union Jack stilettos.

This legend of a lady was elected wearing sparkly Union Jack stilettos, and if that doesn’t say ready for the job we don’t know what does.

Megan Gallacher was elected as a Conservative candidate in Scotland, and her Twitter bio says she is a Unionist, so it’s safe the bet the shoes have a political message too.

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