Jeremy Corbyn voted Hirsute Personality of 2017 after Glastonbury appearance

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Press release June 25th

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Jeremy Corbyn voted Hirsute Personality of 2017 after Glastonbury appearance

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with Beard Week set to bristle off to a start on 26th June Jeremy Corbyn has won the Hirsute Personality of the Year poll.

The Labour leader took 45% of the poll with Logan Plant of Tottenham’s Beavertown Brewery second and author and broadcaster Michael Rosen third.

Jeremy Corbyn won the accolade for the first time in 2016 although he has won the end of the year poll for Parliamentary Beard of the Year a record seven times

The shortlist comprised well known beard wearers, focusing not just on their place in the public eye but the gravitas and impact their beard adds to their public image and appearance.

Unlike the Beard of the Year in December, those on the short-list don’t need to have a full-time beard. Rather they need to have been in the public eye while hirsute. Neither is the contest about who has the ‘best’ beard.

The winner of the on-line poll is announced ahead of the beginning of Beard Week 2017 on June 26th. Other Awards that feature during the week, designed to promote a positive image of beards, are the Beard Friendly Sandwich of the Year, Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year and the Beard Friendly Employer of the Year.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett, said Jeremy Corbyn’s Glastonbury appearance boosted his vote on the final day and Hirsute Personality of the Year is another accolade he can add to the many he has achieved recently.


Brian Blessed, actor

Billy Connolly, entertainer

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour Party

Michael Eavis, Glastonbury founder

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager

Gary Lineker, Football commentator

Logan Plant, brewer

Michael Rosen, broadcaster

Ben Stokes, England cricketer

Philip Wilton, cheesemaker


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