Democracy is a beautiful thing. In the UK’s general election, a self-described intergalactic space lord named Lord Buckethead is stealing votes from legitimate candidates. Even the candidates on stage couldn’t control their chuckles as it was announced that Lord Buckethead received 249 votes.
"Lord Buckethead" and "Elmo" took votes away from the current Prime Minister of the UK pic.twitter.com/FEjvhKxIy4
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 9, 2017
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 9, 2017
As you can see in the video, Lord Buckethead isn’t the only absurd candidate in this year’s election. We’ve also got Howling Laud Hope of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party (119 votes), and Elmo (3 votes).
But Lord Buckethead was the only one to snag a trending spot on Twitter.
Good to see Lord Buckethead clapping politely at Teresa May's count. That's democracy.
— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) June 9, 2017
Worth noting that Lord Buckethead in one parliamentary constituency did better than Jim Gilmore did in the entire state of Iowa in 2016
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 9, 2017
My American fiancé is thoroughly enjoying the Monster Raving Loony Party, Lord Buckethead and Elmo. He’s paid his deposit, that’s democracy.
— Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis) June 9, 2017
Update: I have been informed that the gentleman in the middle is “Lord Buckethead.” pic.twitter.com/FRTl2iNtEK
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) June 9, 2017
Imagine looking up your family tree and finding out your ancestor ran as a politician…..called Lord Buckethead.
— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) June 9, 2017
Like any serious political candidate in 2017, Lord Buckethead has his own Twitter as well.
— Lord Buckethead (@LordBuckethead) June 9, 2017
You can get to know about more about the UK’s newest popular politician in this Q&A with Slough Express.