Beard Liberation Front
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Tory MPs press Corbyn for Parliamentary Beard of the Year title
Rob Wilson MP,Minister for Civil Society
The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that with 10 days to go in the poll to decide the final shortlist for Parliamentary Beard of the Year Tory MPs are pressing Jeremy Corbyn the holder of the coveted title.
Rob Wilson, Tory MP for Reading East and the Minister for Civil Society has been added to the poll after write-ins on the longlist vote.
This means there are now 6 Labour MPs, 4 Tory MPs and one SNP MP fighting it out for a place on the shortlist together with three Peers. The bottom three in the poll will be eliminated for a final vote from 25th November.
In 2015 Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn just shaved SNP MP Steward McDonald for the coveted title.
The campaigners say that the award is specifically not about who has the best or most magnificent beard in Parliament. Rather it focuses on the MP or Peer who has made the most positive hirsute impact during the year.
There are now so many Parliamentarians with facial hair that a vote is held on a longlist to prune down the contenders to 10 for the final vote which starts on 25th November. The winner is announced on 9th December.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, only once has a Tory MP won the title- John Randall the former MP for Uxbridge. Actually in those days he was often the only Tory MP with a beard. The hirsute times are a changing.
Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)
Stewart McDonald (SNP)
Michael Gove (Tory)
Dave Anderson (Labour)
Paul Flynn (Labour)
David Mundell (Tory)
Stephen Crabb (Tory)
Lord Toby Harris (Labour)
Lord Tony Greaves (Liberal Democrat)
Lord Hylton (crossbencher)
Kelvin Hopkins (Labour)
John Spellar (Labour)
Jon Trickett (Labour)
Rob Wilson (Tory)