Twitter had a new hero in Lord Buckethead last night -- the 'intergalactic space lord' who challenged Theresa May for her parliamentary seat

Not all heroes wear capes. This one does, though.

In the early hours of election morning, a man who calls himself Lord Buckethead took on the prime minister.

Born Jonathan David, Lord Buckethead managed to take 249 seats away from Theresa May in her constituency of Maidenhead.

This wasn’t a huge victory compared to the prime minister’s 37,718 votes, but Lord Buckethead celebrated with a “dab” nonetheless.

Here he is “dabbing”:

The PM was clearly unamused and kept her distance from her rival.

For many on Twitter, though, he became the talking point of the evening.

This isn’t the first time a Lord Buckethead has fought for a prime minister’s seat, either. In 1987 he won 131 votes against Margaret Thatcher in Finchley, and in 1992 he stood against John Major and got 107 votes. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say he’s made some gains.

However, it’s unclear if all the Lord Bucketheads have been the same person.

You can’t fault his enthusiasm, though. Here he is spreading the word about his policies on the campaign trail.

As for the Buckethead manifesto…

There were 14 candidates standing in Maidenhead in total, including Pat McDonald for Labour, Tony Hill for the Liberal Democrats, and Elmo, who got three votes.

“Mr Fishfinger” also upstaged Tim Farron in Westmorland and Lonsdale, taking 309 votes.

Never change, Britain.

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