Lord Buckethead

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.

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.

Like any serious political candidate in 2017, Lord Buckethead has his own Twitter as well.

You can get to know about more about the UK’s newest popular politician in this Q&A with Slough Express.

[BBC News]

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Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for SI.com and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.