Welsh politician shaves Stormzy & Michael Eavis to win Beard of Summer poll

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
Media release
1st July
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said the poll for the coveted Beard of Summer Award has concluded with Labour Welsh Assembly member for Caerphilly Hefin David taking over 50% of the poll. Second was Cardiff based academic Peter Coles, also a Labour member, while Michael Eavis, Stormzy and Prince Harry were in the runner-up spots.

The poll is the third of four seasonal Awards that culminates in the Beard of the Year Award at the end of December.

The campaigners say that as ever it is not just the style of the beard but the impact it makes in public.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Mr David has an impressive beard but perhaps the fact that Labour activists came first and second underlines the hirsute zeitgeist which Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has promoted.

Beard of Summer shortlist
Bill Bailey, comedian
Peter Coles, cosmologist
Hefin David, politician
Michael Eavis, farmer
Guy Garvey, musician
Prince Harry, politician
Harry Kane, footballer
Father John Misty, musician
Ed Sheeran, musician
Stormzy, musician

Beard Week 2017
Mon 26th June: Hirsute Personality 2017 announced: the hirsute person who has made the positive impact in public life during the year. 2016 Winner, Jeremy Corbyn MP
Tues 27th June: Beard Friendly Sandwich 2017 announced: the sandwich where the mayo & salad doesn’t get caught in the beard. 2016 Winner Avocado on Rye
Wed 28th June: Hirsute Broadcaster 2017 announced: will there be a TV reporter this year? 2016 Winner James O’Brien
Thurs 29th June Pogonophobe of the Year announced. 2016 Winner Jeremy Clarkson
Fri 30th June: Beard Friendly Employer 2017 announced: are there more than ever to choose from? 2016 Winner Beavertown Brewery
Sat 1st July: Beard of Summer 2017 announced. The third of the four quarterly seasonal Awards leading up to Beard of the Year in December. 2016 winner Joe Ledley


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