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Veteran MP Paul Flynn in battle with Jeremy Corbyn for pole position in Beard of the Year poll

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

21st November

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Veteran MP Paul Flynn in battle with Jeremy Corbyn for pole position in Beard of the Year poll

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The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that with the vote to decide the 10 finalists for the Parliamentary Beard of the Year poll closing at midday on Thursday veteran Welsh Labour MP Paul Flynn is going beard to beard with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for pole position

Flynn has done well in previous Beard of the Year polls but has never been a winner. Those who come top of the preliminary vote are in pole position in the final vote which opens on Friday.

There are 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 four 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, it could be Paul Flynn’s year. He certainly has support out there.

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)

Chris Elmore (Labour)

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