“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Who On Earth Is Lord Buckethead?

One News Page Staff Monday, 12 June 2017
Who On Earth Is Lord Buckethead?by 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

The UK General Election last week has brought about confusion, jubilation and concern – but, at the same time, it’s brought about some much-needed humor. In typical British fashion, a number of politicians standing for election up and down the country couldn’t help but take the opportunity to act more than a bit daft in the face of tradition and bureaucracy. The Monster Raving Loony Party – once led by a cat – has been a part of the political landscape in the country for decades! On the night of the election, it appears that one particular independent candidate – dressed entirely in black leather, a sweeping cape and with a large, cylindrical bucket on his head – captured the hearts and laughter of many following the unfolding votes on Twitter. All hail, it would seem – Lord Buckethead.

Lord Buckethead – the self-described ‘spacelord’ who stood for election opposite Prime Minister Theresa May (no less) in the constituency of Maidenhead – has been doing the rounds on Twitter via series of photos taken from the vote counting, and as a result users from all over the world are wondering just what on Earth has happened to the UK’s political system. Buckethead has, in fact, ran against both Prime Ministers John Major and even Margaret Thatcher in the past – meaning that he, if he is even the same Buckethead, has more of a history on the UK election scene than some standing in Parliament today.

Lord Buckethead’s bizarre manifesto, too, is going viral – in it, the independent candidate claimed that singer Adele should be ‘nationalized’, fox hunters themselves should be legally hunted, and that bicycles should be free for all – to combat bike theft. Buckethead’s bizarre David Bowie-tinged election campaign video is doing the rounds, too – yet the spacelord only managed to garner 249 votes on the fated night. In comparison to May’s 37,718, it’s rather paltry – but above all else, the appearance of Buckethead at this election has reminded just about everyone that it helps not to take everything so seriously so often. While this was a very important election for many reasons – it needed an injection of fun, and Buckethead certainly helped to bring that.

The spacelord wasn’t alone in being the only ‘wacky’ candidate – he stood against someone appearing as Elmo from Sesame Street, and a man known only as ‘Mr Fish Finger’ (dressed as a frozen fish treat) managed to gain 309 votes in the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency.

Credit: TV Masala - Published < > Embed
News video: Launch of &Tv Devotional Show Paramavatar Shri Krishna.

▶ Launch of &Tv Devotional Show Paramavatar Shri Krishna. 03:19

The show will tell the story of Krishna and Radha and their profound love. The series will re-create the journey of Krishna on earth and how he teaches a way of life at every step. Lord Vishnu will be seen narrating the many aspects of Krishna’s life. Vishal said "It is said that...

You Might Like

Tweets about this

Other recent news in UK

PADDINGTON STATION: Evening rush hour disruption expectedWESTFIELD Stratford incident: Pictures show shocking scene where man fell from height at shopping centre
Watch this Surrey youth football team star in spooky new Co-op HALLOWEEN national TV advertMeghan Markle and PRINCE HARRY's baby could be coming sooner than we thought

Recent related videos from verified sources

How Our Brains Respond to People Who Aren't Like Us [Video]How Our Brains Respond to People Who Aren't Like Us 04:21

Are we dehumanizing people who are part of our out-groups today? We are the most evolved life forms on Earth, but we still cling onto our evolutionary history. Humans are tribal creatures. We all..

Credit: Rumble - Published

US mother with terminal cancer uses all her energy to raise arm for worship song [Video]US mother with terminal cancer uses all her energy to raise arm for worship song 00:54

This mother of four battling her final days of brain cancer managed to squeeze out just enough energy to raise her arm as a worship song played. The video, filmed on October 11, shows the cancer..

Credit: Newsflare - Published

Dussehra: Importance of Sighting Neelkanth bird | दशहरे के दिन ’ [Video]Dussehra: Importance of Sighting Neelkanth bird | दशहरे के दिन ’ 02:23

Sighting a Neelkanth on Dussehra day, helps people to be free from their sins. If a person sees a Neelkanth and makes a wish, the bird is said to take the request to the similarly blue-throated Lord..

Credit: Rumble - Published

Trending halloween costumes for 2018 [Video]Trending halloween costumes for 2018 01:58

WASHINGTON D.C. — It's that time of the year again when ghouls, creepers, and furries can acceptably roam the streets. And while not everyone has the foresight to plan a costume nine months ahead,..

Credit: TomoNews US - Published

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest