“Hipster” Huppert and Thurso make Parliamentary Beard of the Year shortlist

Julian Huppert, Lib Dem PPC for CambridgeJohn ThursoThe Liberal Democrats have 2 entrants in this year’s Parliamentary Beard of the Year shortlist.

Julian Huppert is described as the “rising star of hirsuteness”:

University lecturer. One of the few people in the Commons who has a clue about science. Supporter of real ale pubs. We’d be dissapointed if the MP for Cambridge didn’t have facial hair.

Flett tells us: “The Lib Dems have got the rising star of hirsuteness in Julian Huppert – it’s a very modern, almost hipster beard.

Our second entrant is John Thurso:

The Eton-educated 3rd Viscount Thurso gave up his hereditary title to become a mere member of parliament for Caithness and Sutherland. But his aristocratic facial hair more than makes up for this loss of status. Although we did prefer him when he went for a twiddly tache.

(Keith) Flett (the orgnaiser of the competition) tells us: “Thurso continues to have fantastic weather-releated beards.”

The winner will be announced on 14th December. Sadly, as it stands, we can’t vote for Julian or John. Keith Flett says:

We’re thinking about running a vote but are worried people will be voting for party political reasons.

It’s not about parties, it’s about beards.

We will keep you posted on developments.

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One Comment

  • If Thurso doesn’t win that hands down there is no justice. I note the picture they’ve chosen of Galloway makes his look much better than the scrubby mess it is in real life, though, which gives me a bit of a funny feeling in my waters.

    [/pognophilia]

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