Lord Buckethead reveals plans to stand against Nigel Farage in the Euro elections

Hatty Collier

Lord Buckethead has revealed plans to stand against Nigel Farage in the European Parliament elections.

The candidate, who famously stood against Theresa May in the 2017 General Election, revealed his plans on Friday night.

He said “so many” people had “begged” him to run against the former Ukip leader, who recently unveiled his new Brexit Party.

Mr Farage is bidding to be re-elected as the MEP for the South East England constituency.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “BREAKING NEWS: Since so many have begged me to run against Nigel Farage in the EU Parliament election on May 23, a clever Earthling set up this link for you to fund the cost of the pricey deposit.

“Will I agree to run if the goal is met? MY ANSWER: YES!”

A crowdfunding page, set up to raise the £5,000 needed to cover the costs of standing in the election, has already received more than £4,000 in donations.

A message on the page reads: “Brexit. It’s so much wrong! Before 2015 most of us in Britain were happily getting on with our lives and arguing about things that matter such as the NHS, education, housing or whether a burger is also a sandwich or not, and so on.”

Nigel Farage at a rally for his Brexit Party (AFP/Getty Images)

The message continues: “Lord Buckethead has agreed to stand for election -- if together we can make it happen. You see, the European MEP elections will take place on the 23rd of May -- yikes, next month -- so we would just need to raise only £5000, to cover Lord Buckethead’s deposit, before this Thursday, April 25! Deadline, deadline! This one mustn’t whoosh by.

“If we raise *more* than £5000, Buckethead’s emissaries on Earth will use every extra penny to campaign on the ground and on the Internet for Lord Buckethead to face down and beat Nigel Farage as MEP candidate for the South East of England!”

Lord Buckethead claims to be an intergalactic space lord. A candidate going by the name of Lord Buckethead has stood in three UK general elections – against Mrs May in Maidenhead in 2017, against Margaret Thatcher in Finchley in 1987 and against John Major in Huntingdon in 1992.