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Beard Liberation Front official statement on Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership victory

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2015 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release 12TH September

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME THE AGE OF THE BEARD AS CORBYN ELECTED LABOUR LEADER

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has welcomed the Age of the Beard with the news that Jeremy Corbyn has been elected Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn is five times winner of the Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award and was the winner of the original award in 2001 and while his beard may be a little more restrained these days, it has been a consistent presence on the Parliamentary backbenches for over 30 years.

The campaigners say that Corbyn has faced many comments about his beard and informal appearance during the Leadership campaign but his victory underlines the growing disenchantment that there is with clean shaven politicians in suits

The 2015 Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award poll will open on 27th November with the publication of the 2015 shortlist with the winner announced on 11th December 2015

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, we hope Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader will herald a more Beard Friendly Britain where how people dress and appear is less important than what they say and what they do

 

Winners of the Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award

2001 Jeremy Corbyn

2002 Charles Clarke

2003 Robin Cook

2004 Frank Dobson

2005 David Blunkett

2006 George Galloway

2007 Jeremy Corbyn

2008 John Thurso

2009 Tom Watson

2010 Gerry Adams

2011 Jeremy Corbyn

2012 Jeremy Corbyn/John Randall

2013 Julian Huppert

2014 Jeremy Corbyn

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Beard Liberation Front official statement on Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership victory”

  1. Reblogged this on In the Dark.

  2. Doesthe Beard Liberation Front offer any resources regarding discrimination against beard wearers?

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