Interesting Fact – UK Election

Politics

Boris Johnson’s Parliamentary seat (Uxbridge and South Ruislip) has a couple of unusual candidates standing in this month’s election: along with the usual Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and Green party candidates we have the Independent Candidate Yace “Interplanetary Time Lord” Yogenstein, and member of the Monster Raving Loony Party, Lord Buckethead, along with another Lord Buckethead who had to change his name to Count Binface following a copyright claim.

Also standing is William Tobin, who aims to receive no votes. As an expat who has lived abroad for 15 years, he is not able to vote in UK elections, but can stand as a candidate. Tobin is standing to raise awareness of disenfranchisement of voting rights for expats, as well as 16- and 17-year-olds and foreign nationals who live in the UK.

!Note -It seems that Lord Buckethead appears in the 1984 movie Gremloids, and several previous UK election candidates have used the name, but Jon Harvey was prevented from standing again as Lord Buckethead after Gremloids creator Todd Durham asserted his rights over the character.

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