In pictures: the most eccentric candidates in the 2017 General Election

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, center, stands next to candidate 'Lord Buckethead' in Maidenhead (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, center, stands next to candidate 'Lord Buckethead' in Maidenhead (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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From a dabbing Lord Buckethead to a man dressed as a fishfinger, here are the candidates that caught voters’ attention last night.

The UK is known for its quirky candidates during elections, from the Monster Raving Loony Party to Nick the Flying Brick or Baron Barnes Von Claptrap. Here are the most unothrodox characters from this year’s vote.

Lord Buckethead

Lord Buckethead was running in Theresa May’s constituency of Maidenhead. He celebrated winning 249 votes by doing a dab on stage with the Prime Minister. Check him out on Twitter if you need a laugh this morning.

Mr. Fishfinger

Running in the Liberal Democrat leader’s constituency of Westmorland & Lonsdale, Mr. Fishfinger secured 309 votes and managed to get himself noticed during Tim Farron’s victory speech.

Elmo

This Sesame Street favourite is actually Bobby Smith, a fathers’ rights activist who set up the Give Me Back Elmo Party to campaign for changing the family courts.

He stands as a candidate in the constituency of whoever the current Prime Minister is, and gained 3 votes in Theresa May’s Maidenhead seat. He also stood against David Cameron in Witney in 2015.

The Monster Raving Loony Party

Leader of the Liberal democrats Tim Farron stands in front of Independent candidate Mr Fishfinger following the announcement of the results and that he would keep his seat at the Westmoorland and Lonsdale constituency count at Kendal Leisure Centre on June 9, 2017 in Kendal, United Kingdom. After a snap election was called, the United Kingdom went to the polls yesterday following a closely fought election. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Leader of the Liberal democrats Tim Farron stands in front of Independent candidate Mr Fishfinger following the announcement of the results and that he would keep his seat at the Westmoorland and Lonsdale constituency count at Kendal Leisure Centre on June 9, 2017 in Kendal, United Kingdom. After a snap election was called, the United Kingdom went to the polls yesterday following a closely fought election. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

The Monster Raving Loony Party have been making fun of British politics for over 30 years.

They have candidates in various constituencies, including Howling “Laud” Hope who ran in Theresa May’s Maidenhead seat and got 119 votes.

And Knigel Knapp who ran against Jeremy Corbyn in Islington North and received 106 votes.

Police and a man dressed as Elmo outside a polling station in the village of Sonning, Berkshire. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Police and a man dressed as Elmo outside a polling station in the village of Sonning, Berkshire. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire