VIDEO: Australia’s Gary the Goat up for David Cameron’s job (we’re not kidding)

Gary the Goat is an internet sensation - with over 1.5m Facebook friends.
Gary the Goat is an internet sensation - with over 1.5m Facebook friends.

A celebrity Australian goat has been put forward as David Cameron’s replacement as Prime Minister.

Gary the Goat is an internet sensation - with over 1.5m Facebook friends.

He rocketed to fame after comedian Jimbo Bazoobi bought him for a pack of beer in 2011 and began touring Australia with him in tow.

Jimbo creates hilarious videos of his goat and his unique Aussie sense of humour - including scenes of the pair jetskiing, stranded in the outback and playing with dogs in a park - which have racked up as many as 1.8m views each.

But now his owner has put the five year old goat forward as the possible successor to David Cameron when he steps down in October.

In a message to his 1.7m Facebook followers Gary posted the message “Congratulations Britain!” - with an image of Gary wearing a sign reading: “Gary for PM - vote goat”.

The message has since been “liked” over 37,000 times - and has sparked a huge reaction among social media users at home and abroad.

Jon Taylor commented: “I hated him for his entire time in charge, but I’m gonna miss David Cameron when we’re stuck with Boris Johnson. Please bring Gary.”

Chris Watson added: “Bring the goat over, it has a good chance of winning an election.”

If Gary does decide to stand, he will join a long line of animal candidates bidding for elected office including Saucisse, a dachshund who stood in municipal elections in Marseille in 2001, Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon from Northern Virginia, who ran for Virginia’s Senate seat in 2012, and Duke the Great Pyrenees dog who was elected mayor of Cormorant Township, Minnesota in 2014.