Never mind Theresa May, Lord Buckethead was the real winner at Maidenhead
As expected, Theresa May won her seat in Maidenhead.
But that's not why you're here, is it?
As the PM lined up for the declaration of her constituency's results, most of the talk on social media wasn't about her. It wasn't even about Jeremy Corbyn who, only minutes earlier, had called for the PM to step down after the Conservatives lost a number of seats to Labour.
Nope, instead it was about the mysterious figure that stood on the same stage as Mrs May. No, not Elmo.
'Lord Buckethead' (Jonathan David, to give him his proper name) took a total of 249 votes away from the prime minister. He even celebrated this news with a dab. (Theresa May did not dab.)
"Lord Buckethead" and "Elmo" took votes away from the current Prime Minister of the UK pic.twitter.com/FEjvhKxIy4
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 9, 2017
Unfortunately, it seems not everyone was taking Lord Buckethead all too seriously...
thats lord buckethead mate show some respect https://t.co/M063hyflcb
— Matt (@26mxw) June 9, 2017
However, it was, as pointed out by this tweet, a wonderful example of democracy at its very best...
And also of how British politics is anything but boring...
— Jake (@JakeSlade_) June 9, 2017
All in all, Lord Buckethead made quite the impression...
Congrats to "Lord Buckethead" for getting 249 votes against Prime Minister May in her seat. I didn't even make that up
— Bill Humphrey (@BillHumphreyMA) June 9, 2017
Good to see Lord Buckethead clapping politely at Teresa May's count. That's democracy.
— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) June 9, 2017
One's a clueless nutcase who knows nothing about running a country, the others Lord Buckethead pic.twitter.com/oE2l5SflgB
— Jordan Roberts (@Jordroberts_) June 9, 2017
... on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
How did it take me until today to learn about Lord Buckethead? pic.twitter.com/qJcTwJRuxN
— Jacques Arsenault (@Jarsenault) June 9, 2017
The U.K. gets a Lord Buckethead; we get a Trump https://t.co/H5m0FHi3nH
— kreative kell (@KellyAngard) June 9, 2017
As his name trended globally, the man himself took to Twitter.