This photo perfectly sums up British democracy

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Friday 09 June 2017 06:15
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Picture:(BBC news)

It's not been a great night for Theresa May. She called the election hoping to win a bigger majority but it's resulted in a hung parliament.

At the count for her constituency, Maidenhead, she didn't look to pleased.

While she comfortably won her constituency (with 64.8 per cent of the vote), the seat was contested 13-ways. For comparison, most English seats are only contested by 4 to 6 people.

Some of the most noteworthy candidates in her constituency included Bobby Smith, who came dressed as Elmo, a Monster Raving Loony Party candidate (Howling 'Laud' Hope), and an Independent called 'Lord Buckethead'.

When the candidates were lined up to be counted, they were noticeably a little bit different to other line ups.

People in particular, were big fans of Lord Buckethead, who dabbed while on stage with the PM.

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Lord Buckethead's manifesto as well, may slightly be jibing at the more 'mainstream parties'.

In it he calls for the abolition of the Lords (except himself), a referendum to be held on whether we should have another referendum, and the legalisation of hunting fox-hunters.

And it appears he's bonded with his fellow prospective parliamentary candidates.

He's basically Twitter's new favourite person.

His twitter bio describes him as "Intergalactic space lord, running to be an independent Member of Parliament for Maidenhead. Enjoys planet-conquering, dominating inferior species, and Lovejoy."

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