- Boris Johnson held his Conservative seat in the constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip, overcoming some unusual candidates.
- Lord Buckethead, Count Binface, and a man dressed as Elmo from Sesame Street were all on the ballot paper.
- Johnson won a total of 25,351 votes, coming in ahead of 25-year-old Labour candidate Ali Milani who received 18,141 votes.
- The overall results of the 2019 general election delivered a decisive win for the Conservative Party.
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Boris Johnson won his seat in the constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip against a cast of comedy candidates including Elmo, Lord Buckethead and Count Binface.
The prime minister won a total of 25,351 votes, coming in ahead of 25-year-old Labour candidate Ali Milani who received 18,141 votes.
The candidates are pictured alongside Johnson in one of the weirdest images of the 2019 election below, as Johnson made his winning speech.
Weird candidates running against the Prime Minister and other party leaders is something of a British tradition.
Lord Buckethead also opposed then-Prime Minister Theresa May in 2017, while Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron had for an opponent a man dressed as a breadcrumb-coast fish stick, known in the UK as a fish finger.
The full breakdown of the votes in Uxbridge and South Ruislip are as follows:
- Boris Johnson, the leader of the Conservative party, received 25, 351 votes
- Ali Milani, a Labour candidate, received 18, 141 votes
- Joanna Humphreys, a Liberal Democrat candidate, received 3,026 votes
- Mark Kier, a Green Party candidate, received 1,090 votes
- Geoffrey Courtnay, a UKIP candidate, received 283 votes
- Lord Buckethead, a candidate of the Monster Raving Loony Party, received 125 votes
- Count Binface, an independent candidate, received 69 votes
- Norma Burke, an independent candidate, received 22 votes
- Bobby “Elmo” Smith, an independent candidate, received 8 votes
Johnson acknowledged his rival candidates as he made his winning speech.
“I thank my fellow candidates, in all their glory, Lord Buckethead, and others, Elmo, forgive me if I don’t identify them all,” he said.
Johnson cast his own vote in the constituency of Westminster, becoming the first prime minister since Margaret Thatcher not to cast a vote in their own marginal constituency.
The overall results of the 2019 general election delivered a decisive win for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party.
As of 8 a.m. Friday the Conservatives had won 364 seats, making it the party’s strongest showing since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
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