The thing about Democracy is that everybody gets a chance and nothing showcases this freedom more than the British elections. People who contested in the elections included Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, and many such names that’ll make you lean forward in your chair and check again. Trust me, it’s like cosplay in some universe.
Like against Theresa May for the constituency of Maidenhead, stood a person called Lord Buckethead. The figure also stood against Margaret Thatcher in 1987. When was asked to remove the helmet during that campaign, they replied saying that it was not possible as it was their head.
Lord Buckethead lost the election, of course. But they did have a conversation with Buzzfeed, in which it was made clear why he stood for the elections.
Tim Farron had a noteworthy figure on stage with him during the election declaration. An internet poll declared that Brits would prefer voting for fish finger more than Farron. That’s how there was a candidate called Mr. Fish Finger. He changed his name, bought a costume, and here he was, running in the elections.
Also running in the elections against May was father’s rights activist Bobby Elmo Smith. He had also competed against David Cameron.
Labour leader Corbyn shared his declaration stage with a candidate from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. This time, the candidate was Alan Hope – who ran gainst Cameron last year, runs against May this time.
To each his own – that’s yet another way to describe for the people, by the people.