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Corbyn victory makes him favourite to win Parliamentary Beard of the Year

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

 

Press release 24th September

 

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

 

CORBYN VICTORY MAKES HIM FAVOURITE TO WIN PARLIAMENTARY BEARD OF THE YEAR

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has welcomed the Age of the Beard with the news that Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected Labour leader and said that his victory makes him favourite to win the vote for Parliamentary Beard of the Year in December.

Jeremy Corbyn is six times winner of the Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award and was the winner of the original award in 2001. While his beard may be a little more restrained these days, it was a consistent presence on the Parliamentary backbenches for over 30 years.

The campaigners say that Corbyn has again faced many comments about his beard and informal appearance during the Leadership campaign but his victory underlines the growing disenchantment that there is with clean shaven politicians in suits

The 2016 Parliamentary Beard of the Year Award poll will open on 25th November with the publication of the 2016 shortlist with the winner announced on 9th December 2016

BLF organiser Keith Flett said, we hope Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as Labour leader will herald a more Beard Friendly Britain where how people dress and appear is less important than what they say and what they do. Whatever people think about his wider political impact his beard is a proven election winner.

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

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