Beard Liberation Front
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Campaigners welcome growth of beards in Northern Ireland politics
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has welcomed the growth of beards in Northern Ireland politics with the decision of SDLP leader and MLA for Foyle Colum Eastwood to become hirsute.
Eastwood joins other Northern Ireland political leaders with beards including the Alliance’s David Ford and former Beard of Ireland winner the Green Party’s Steven Agnew.
The campaigners say that Eastwood joins a wider trend towards a more hirsute politics with former Tory Minister Michael Gove appearing with a beard in August and even UKIP’s Nigel Farage briefly sporting a moustache.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we back diversity of political image and that of course includes beards. Colum Eastwood’s organic beard further underlines that you don’t have to be a clean shaven man in a suit to be a successful politician.