Jeremy Corbyn faces battle to win Hirsute Personality 2016 poll

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release June 22nd

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Jeremy Corbyn faces battle to win Hirsute Personality 2016 poll


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with Beard Week set to bristle off to a start on 27th June the poll for the Hirsute Personality of the Year is in progress.

Last year urban cheesemaker Philip Wilton of Wildes Cheese in Tottenham won the vote for the accolade.

This year’s shortlist sees Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn face Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Match of the Day anchor Gary Lineker as the field bristles with contenders

The shortlist comprises well known beard wearers, focusing not just on their place in the public eye but the gravitas and impact their beard adds to their public image and appearance.

Unlike the Beard of the Year in December, those on the short-list don’t need to have a full time beard. Rather they need to have been in the public eye while hirsute. Neither is the contest about who has the ‘best’ beard, but the impact of the beard.

The winner of the on-line poll which closes on 25th June will be announced at the beginning of Beard Week 2015 on June 27th. Other Awards that feature during the week, designed to promote a positive image of beards, are the Beard Friendly Sandwich of the Year, Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year and the Beard Friendly Employer of the Year.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett We are looking for gravitas and impact and we expect hairs to be split. The issue is does Jeremy Corbyn have the beard power to win?

Nominations list
Jonny Bairstow, England cricketer
Ben Bellamy, Belper Councillor
Brian Blessed, actor
Frankie Boyle. commentator
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour Party

Keri Davies. The Archers, scriptwriter
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager
Gary Lineker, Football commentator
Michael Rosen, broadcaster
Philip Wilton, cheesemaker


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