Tory leadership candidates as Doctor Who monsters is the thread we needed

The leadership campaign has now merged with pop culture
The leadership campaign has now merged with pop culture (Picture: BBC)

The battle for the Conservative leadership has reached outer space, thanks to a viral twitter thread.

It comes as the race for Number 10 hots up with candidates vying for support before two days of hustings begin this evening, allowing the prospective Prime Minsters to be grilled by MPs.

But before the first votes are cast on Thursday Doctor Who fan David Lewis injected a bit of pop culture into the race.

Pairing up each current candidate with a monster from the sci-fi series, Mr Lewis wrote a thread Im knocking up in two seconds because why not.

The magnificent thread will test your knowledge of Doctor Who monsters, and maybe even how well youve kept track of the contest to become the next Prime Minister.

Sajid Javid as an Alpha Centauran

Tory leadership candidates as Doctor Who monsters – a thread Im knocking up in two seconds because why not pic.twitter.com/Z34M1W89d1

— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

A one-eyed alien from classic Doctor Who gets paired up with the current Home Secretary.

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Dominic Raab as a Silence

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— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab is matched up with the Silence, eerie monsters whose presence is forgotten the second you look away from them.

Boris Johnson as the Judoon

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— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

Former Foreign Secretary and current front-runner for the leadership Boris Johnson is given the Judoon, a race of mercenary rhino-like soldiers.

Rory Stewart as Dalek Sec

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— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

The Secretary of State for International Development gets matched with the unique Dalek Sec, a former killing machine who learns empathy after merging with a human.

Matt Hancock as a Weeping Angel

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— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

The Weeping Angels, a race of aliens who appear to be made of stone until you look away, are matched up with Health Secretary

Mark Harper as a Osirian service robot

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— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

After launching his leadership bid formally today, the former Chief Whip is paired with another vintage monster, a robot disguised as a mummy.

Andrea Leadsom as a Pting

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— David Lewis (@davidclewis) June 10, 2019

Ms Leadsom also officially launched her leadership bid today and was given the Pting, small adorable creaturRead More – Source

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