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Corbyn goes for Parliamentary Beard record as poll closes midday 8th December

In Uncategorized on December 7, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media Release

7th December

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Corbyn goes for Parliamentary Beard record as poll closes midday 8th December

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The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has said that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could be set for a record 7th victory in the Parliamentary Beard of the Year poll which closes at midday on Thursday 8th December.

.Chris Elmore a newcomer to the Parliamentary Beard of the Year being elected for Ogmore in May 2016 is running a strong second and could still catch the Labour leader in a late surge of voting.

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, With just hours left to vote it remains to be seen if this year’s Parliamentary Beard of the Year will be a close shave or not.

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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