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This Guy Hardly Got Any Votes But Still Won The General Election

Without doubt one of the strongest selfies of 2015.

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Here's Gary Duncan. This year he was running in Washington and Sunderland West for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

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In the end, he didn't do very well at all. But...

...he did do this.
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...he did do this.

He only polled 341 votes, but he celebrated like he'd just won the lottery.

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And he even got people in America excited as a result.

Despite Last-Place Finish, an Anti-Austerity Candidate Celebrates With Gary Duncan's selfie:

As a result he ended up speaking speaking to the New York Times, telling the paper: “I was happy that we stood and made a stand."

He got just 341 votes but still interrupted the returning officer with his overenthusiastic cheering and a selfie

He added: “Obviously, we didn’t win, but we made a start and that’s what it’s all about.”

Twitter now loves him.

When it's all going wrong so you might as well take a selfie with the squad. #GE2015

@TUSCTyneWear For that selfie and "yes", Gary Duncan, you are very temporarily my hero.

Gary Stephen absolute legend! @TUSCoalition

341 votes for Gary Duncan, selfie 󾓑 king

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If you're going to lose your election deposit, pretty sure that's the way to do it.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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