Does this make him a bit of a sad fantasist? If so, he was in good company. The Guardian says that:
Like the election, the count was dominated by the whacky fringe candidates, who scrutinised the outsize ballot papers hopefully for rare signs of a cross.
While David Davis made only occasional fleeting visits into the main sports hall of Haltemprice leisure centre in Hull's affluent western suburbs, the myriad independents treated the occasion like an all-night cocktail party.