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Corbyn establishes lead as Parliamentary Beard 2016 poll enters final week

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

1st December

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Corbyn establishes lead as Parliamentary Beard 2016 poll enters final week

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The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has established a lead in the Parliamentary Beard of the Year poll with a week left for voting. Mr Corbyn who has won the Award a record 6 times trailed earlier in the week but has since picked up support.

The poll closes at midday on December 8th and competition continues to bristle for the coveted Award.

Chris Elmore a newcomer to the Parliamentary Beard of the Year being elected for Ogmore in May 2016 and Paul Flynn the veteran MP for Newport are currently second and third in the poll.

There were 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 have been eliminated for the final vote from 25th November.

In 2015 Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn just shaved SNP MP Steward McDonald for the coveted title but Mr McDonald declined to compete this year after trimming his beard.

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.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Jeremy Corbyn has won the Award a record six times and could be on track for a 2016 victory now. However with 7 days left to vote there is still time for opponents to shave him for the Award.

Shortlist

Chris Elmore (Labour)

Paul Flynn (Labour)

Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)

Kelvin Hopkins (Labour)

Lord Hylton (Crossbencher)

Lord Toby Harris (Labour)

Michael Gove (Tory)

Stephen Crabb (Tory)

Rob Wilson (Tory)

John Spellar (Labour)

 

 

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