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Not all heroes wear capes. This one does, though.
In the early hours of election morning, a man who calls himself Lord Buckethead took on the prime minister.
Born Jonathan David, Lord Buckethead managed to take 249 seats away from Theresa May in her constituency of Maidenhead.
This wasn’t a huge victory compared to the prime minister’s 37,718 votes, but Lord Buckethead celebrated with a “dab” nonetheless.
Here he is “dabbing”:
— Lord Buckethead (@LordBuckethead) June 9, 2017
The PM was clearly unamused and kept her distance from her rival.
Theresa May doing her best to stay away from Lord Buckethead on the stage at Maidenhead count. pic.twitter.com/dcUnmVgfCT
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) June 9, 2017
For many on Twitter, though, he became the talking point of the evening.
— Harry Yorke (@HarryYorke1) June 9, 2017
One’s a clueless nutcase who knows nothing about running a country, the others Lord Buckethead pic.twitter.com/oE2l5SflgB
— Jordan Roberts (@Jordroberts_) June 9, 2017
That candidate in the middle (running against Theresa May) is called “Lord Buckethead”. God bless you, British politics. pic.twitter.com/8w8cWkfJOO
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) June 9, 2017
This isn’t the first time a Lord Buckethead has fought for a prime minister’s seat, either. In 1987 he won 131 votes against Margaret Thatcher in Finchley, and in 1992 he stood against John Major and got 107 votes. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say he’s made some gains.
However, it’s unclear if all the Lord Bucketheads have been the same person.
You can’t fault his enthusiasm, though. Here he is spreading the word about his policies on the campaign trail.
What a wonderful Earth day to be out campaigning in Maidenhead, meeting some of my adversaries and discussing policy positions. Marvellous. pic.twitter.com/VhYlOmZa3c
— Lord Buckethead (@LordBuckethead) May 27, 2017
As for the Buckethead manifesto…
- Lord Buckethead
- Lord Buckethead
There were 14 candidates standing in Maidenhead in total, including Pat McDonald for Labour, Tony Hill for the Liberal Democrats, and Elmo, who got three votes.
“Mr Fishfinger” also upstaged Tim Farron in Westmorland and Lonsdale, taking 309 votes.
Never change, Britain.