Lord Buckethead Mr Fishfinger and Elmo among those photobombing main candidates

first_imgMr FishFinger is the hero this country needs, true hero. pic.twitter.com/Op1M4XsKRG— Alex Taylor (@AlexTaylor_8) June 9, 2017 249! A new Buckethead record! Something to celebrate, eh? #GeneralElection17 pic.twitter.com/cCx7Utc8EL— Lord Buckethead (@LordBuckethead) June 9, 2017  Americans unused to the British tradition of strange joke candidates were confused as to why Lord Buckethead was standing behind Theresa May in Maidenhead.He got a few hundred votes too, but it was difficult to tell whether he was pleased as he was wearing full face covering.The candidate, whose real name is unknown, won 249 votes in the Kent constituency. 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 Mrs May, by contrast, won 37,718 – or 64.76 per cent of the vote. Nevertheless, Lord Buckethead celebrated the result as “A new Buckethead record!”He proudly informed his 2,000 Twitter followers that he is an “intergalactic space lord, running to be an independent member of parliament for Maidenhead.” Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron, the leaders of the three main parties, were photobombed by rival candidates during their victory speeches.A joke candidate, Mr Fish Finger, mocked Lib Dem leader Tim Farron throughout the campaign, and brought down the gravity of the occasion as he made faces behind Mr Farron during his victory speech.He seemed pleased that he got just over 400 votes, tweeting: “Absolutely shattered walking back to hotel for a few hours in the freezer then off to London in the afternoon thanks everyone”. Jeremy Corbyn was photobombed in a less fun way – the Ukip candidate behind him mouthed he was a “terrorist sympathiser” as the Labour leader celebrated his massive win in Islington North. Non entity UKIP candidate @MrKeithFraser mouthing ‘Terrorist Sympathiser’ behind @jeremycorbyn’s back in Islington. pic.twitter.com/5zV1jwOKtY— Andy Heaton (@Andrew_Heaton) June 9, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more