Beard Liberation Front
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Campaigners set out Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award guidelines for Gove
The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has warned that Michael Gove must keep his new beard for at least a month to contend for the Parliamentary Beard of the Year in December.
Betting odds show Gove currently third behind Jeremy Corbyn and Stephen Crabb.
However the shortlist for Parliamentary Beard of the Year will not be announced until 25th November with the result, after a public ballot, on 9th December. Sustainability and Resilience are key to the Parliamentary Beard Award perhaps reflecting why Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has won it a record 6 times.
The BLF says that if Gove’s beard is still in place at the Conservative Party Conference on 2nd October he will be on the Parliamentary Beard of the Year shortlist.
BLF organiser Keith Flett,we have laid down clear criteria for the Gove Beard to appear on the Parliamentary Beard of the Year shortlist
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
2015 Jeremy Corbyn