The London mayoral elections are set to take place on May 6, but while most of the candidates are keen to play up their connection to the capital, one contender claims to come from much further afield.
Count Binface – who under the name Lord Buckethead stood against then Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2017 Maidenhead by-election – says he’s from a distant planet in “the Sigma Quadrant.”
The Daily Star spoke to the self-styled Count from another world, and our first question had to be – “how far away is the Sigma Quadrant?”
“My quadrant is roughly a million light years away, give or take,” says the Count, “which makes me more local to London than some of the other mayoral candidates.”
He explains that he travelled to Earth on his starship, The Alboreto, and intends to return home just as soon as he’s finished conquering Earth. Which, he says, will be “next week, hopefully”.
Asked about the sharp increase in the number of UFO sightings that have been reported since he stepped onto the political stage – notably the strange alien drones that have been buzzing US Navy ships, the Count declined to comment.
He was more forthcoming about his political ambitions.
Given his dabbling with national as well as local politics, we asked whether there was an official Binface Party: “I did indeed take…