Jeremy Corbyn named Hirsute Personality 2016 as National Beard Week starts

In Uncategorized on June 26, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release June 26th

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Jeremy Corbyn named Hirsute Personality 2016 as National Beard Week starts


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 Jeremy Corbyn has been named the Hirsute Personality of the Year

He beat a crowded field for the honour including possible Tory leadership contender Stephen Crabb and Belper Labour Councillor Ben Bellamy.

The campaigners say that the poll is not directly about politics but about the public impact of the hirsute

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

The shortlist comprised 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, including Gary Lineker and Jurgen Klopp.

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.

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 Not for the first time Jeremy Corbyn is facing turbulent times but the impact of his beard in public life is undiminished. He is an iconic figure






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