Poll finds 75% think Paul Nuttall’s beard must go
Beard Liberation Front
Contact: Keith Flett 07803 167266
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said an on-line poll has found that 75% of respondents think Paul Nuttall should lose his newly grown beard.
The poll also found significant numbers who had no specific objection to the beard but felt that by wearing it the UKIP leader was bringing the hirsute into disrepute.
The campaigners say that it is often held that being follicly challenged (i.e bald) or wearing a beard makes a candidate less electable, with the preference being for clean shaven men in suits. The BLF has long campaigned against this, but is also mindful that a minority of beard wearers can bring the hirsute into disrepute.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, of course the on-line poll which was well supported reached beyond those eligible to vote in Thursday’s Stoke By-Election. Even so it is clear that a majority think that Paul Nuttall and the beard should part company.