So the UK snap General Election is finally over; and while the Conservatives struggle to cling to power, the country has had the chance to meet a lot of other, um, interesting political figures. In Prime Minister Theresa May’s home constituency of Maidenhead alone, she found herself up against a lot of competition; including a rep from the Monster Raving Loony Party, Elmo from ‘Sesame Street’, and Lord Buckethead.
Lord Buckethead represents the Gremloids party and earned 249 votes in the General Election.
The “intergalactic space lord” has run against Conservative leaders just three times in the past 30 years; so you know he only shows up on special occasions. But with the rise of social media since his last campaign, we might be seeing Buckethead stick around for a long time.
Oh my god Lord Buckethead’s political manifesto I’m screaming pic.twitter.com/e31ytIBk91
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) June 9, 2017
And surprise, surprise – he’s got a YouTube channel.
Because it’s 2017, everybody needs a hub to share their ideals; and Buckethead is no exception. On his channel, you can expect to see sketches involving his hidden spaceship, David Bowie covers, and of course, plenty of political rhetoric.
Here’s Lord Buckethead sharing a story about the NHS.
And here he is parodying Bowie’s ‘Where Are We Now?’ for his official political party broadcast.
Can we have another snap election yet? I’d like to change my vote.
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