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Campaigners call on UKIP’s Paul Nuttall to refute ‘Beard of the Year’ claims

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media release 19th February

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Campaigners call on UKIP’s Paul Nuttall to refute ‘Beard of the Year’ winner claims

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The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has reacted to stories that have started circulating on social media that UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is a former winner of the Beard of the Year. It is not clear if Nuttall has personally made the claim or it is coming from his supporters.

The BLF is calling on Nuttall to make a statement to make clear that the claims are nothing to do with him.

Beard of the Year is announced at the end of December each year after a poll from a shortlist of contenders. Previous winners include former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The BLF has made an official statement on the issue. It reads, ‘as the organisers of the annual Beard of the Year Award since 2000 we want to make it clear that Paul Nuttall has never been a contender for the honour, has not appeared on any shortlist and has never won the Award.’

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, perhaps it is not Mr Nuttall himself that is making these Beard of the Year claims but we call on him to urgently clarify his position and make clear that he has never been a contender for the Award.

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