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Campaigners say Welsh First Minister’s ‘summer beard’ clears way for more hirsute Senedd

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media release 29th August

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners say Welsh First Minister’s ‘summer beard’ clears way for more hirsute Senedd

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that whether it stays or goes the summer beard of Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones paves the way for the end of the clean shaven man in a suit style of politician in the Welsh Assembly at Cardiff Bay.

A poll of Beard Liberation Front supporters last week found an unusual 100% support for the statement that Carwyn Jones beard gave him additional gravitas.

The number of hirsute AMs, those who at least sometimes have facial hair, are limited to 3 Labour AMs and one Plaid AM.

The campaigners say that it is a long shot to expect Tory or UKIP AMs to wear beards despite the example of former Tory Minister Stephen Crabb.

Beard Liberation Front organiser Keith Flett said, modern politics is not just about formal statements of policy, style and image also say a lot about where politicians are coming from. There are a number of female AMs and the more male AMs who break from the stale clean shaven suit image the better in our view. It underlines a more diverse, progressive and equality focused way of doing politics.

 

 

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