A tribute to Jeremy Corbyn's facial hair: 6-time winner of parliamentary beard of the year

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After a tough-won battle, Jeremy Corbyn has again emerged victorious. No, we're not talking about some snap election for the Labour leadership, but rather an arguably far more important competition: parliamentary beard of the year.

This is the sixth time Corbyn has been crowned victor, which is no mean feat. He batted away challenges from the stubbly Stewart McDonald and the salt and peppered Stephen Crabb to claim the bushy crown.

So in honour of Corbyn's wild success, here is our tribute to the true hero of the hour: his beard.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Jane Barlow/PA)

The way the colours change from dark to white.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Jonathan Brady/PA)

The way it extends to his neck.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Jonathan Brady/PA)

How it supports Corbyn when he's deep in thought.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Peter Byrne/PA)

But it still can take a joke.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Danny Lawson/PA)

How it inspires admiration from his companions.

Jeremy Corbyn
(PA)

How striking and standout it looks against a background of Labour's chosen colour.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

His beard is actually a very talented bongo player as well.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Stefan Rousseau/PA)

As well as a beautifully calming influence.

Jeremy Corbyn
(Danny Lawson/PA)

Just look how bristly it is!

Jeremy Corbyn
(Danny Lawson/PA)

Thank you, Corbyn's beard, for being one of the few constants we've had this year.