A new poll for the London mayoral elections shows actor Laurence Fox tied with Count Binface.
The new Comres poll has Labour candidate Sadiq Khan clearly in the lead with 41 per cent of the vote, followed by the Conservative Shaun Bailey at 28 per cent with Lib Dem Luisa Porritt and Green Sian Berry significantly behind with 8 per cent and 6 per cent respectively.
Down at the bottom of the list are Count Binface, Reclaim Party’s Laurence Fox, and UKIP’s Peter Gammons – all on 1 per cent.
After standing against Theresa May as Lord Buckethead in the 2017 elections and against Boris Johnson in 2019 under his current name, ‘your friendly neighbourhood space warrior’ is standing once more in the London Mayoral elections.
His website claims he will ‘bring voters a touch of intergalactic class and some ingenious policies that will PUT LONDON ON THE MAP’.
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His manifesto lists policies such as renaming London Bridge after Phoebe Waller-Bridge, giving Croydon a ‘facelift’, London joining the EU, and tying government ministers’ pay to that of nurses.
On the other hand, Laurence Fox, a former actor who appeared in ITV drama Victoria, is campaigning to ‘unlock London and free Londoners’ from coronavirus restrictions.
He is also promising free tube travel for 6 months, scrapping LTNs and an end to ‘the divisive and discriminatory wokery that has infected our city’.
‘Count Binface’ and ‘Laurence Fox’ were trending on Twitter this morning as people chimed in with their views of the two candidates.
One said: “Absolute embarrassment for Count Binface being tied with the two joke entries.”
Another wrote: “Laurence Fox being behind Count Binface in the race for London Mayor is considerably improving my Wednesday.”
A third Tweeted: “If Londoners don’t cast more votes for Count Binface than Laurence Fox then it’s not the London I know and love. Come on, we’ve got this.”
A few noted how impressive it was for Count Binface to be tied with Fox despite having a significantly lower budget.
One wrote: “Good to see, @CountBinface with hardly any budget being above a gammon and a fox, Respect!!!”
Count Binface said his piece on the matter, claiming he had no budget compared with Fox’s £5 million.
On his campaign website, the Count states any extra money raised in his campaign will be donated to homeless charity Shelter.
Another person did suggest Count Binface could have indirect marketing from elsewhere.
They said: “To be fair Count Binface gets a lot of free marketing from local authorities. I see bins in London everywhere.”
You can vote for the Mayor and London Assembly on May 6.