Former Theresa May rival Lord Buckethead to stand against Boris Johnson as Count Binface
15 November 2019, 10:36
The man who stood as Lord Buckethead against Theresa May in the 2017 general election is set to challenge Boris Johnson under a new alias.
Jon Harvey will stand in the Prime Minister's constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip as Count Binface, citing "an unpleasant battle on the planet Copyright" as the reason for his regeneration.
The eccentric candidate won 249 votes in May's constituency two-and-a-half years ago as a character from Gremloids, a 1984 film, but reportedly gave up the role after discussions with the film's creator.
YES I, LORD BUCKETHEAD, AM BACK TO CONTINUE UK's 32-YR-OLD TRADITION & run for Parliament for the 4TH TIME, 1st Mrs Thatcher, now Mr J who seems unfit to govern even the puniest of humans.— Lord Buckethead™ (@LordBuckethead) November 14, 2019
You’ve had my *LOYALTY* for over 3 Earth-Decades - DO I HAVE YOURS?! #LordBuckethead RT pic.twitter.com/pkhVXFKvpr
Count Binface has described himself as the "independent space warrior and prospective parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip" and "Leader of the Recyclons.”
He will campaign to bring back Ceefax, as well as fighting for "a cleaner, greener galaxy".
Addressing his return, Count Binface added "I predicted that Brexit would be a s***show and so it proved."
But he will face another Lord Buckethead on the ballot paper, who is running in the same constituency for The Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
"I look forward to both the hustings and to challenging the new 'Lord Buckethead' to take part in a Receptacle-to-Receptacle debate," Count Binface said.