Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Charles Kennedy in historic re-election as Glasgow University Rector

Just dropping in quickly to let you know (courtesy of student James Harrison on Twitter) that our Charles Kennedy has become the first person since Benjamin Disraeli in the 1870s to be re-elected as rector of Glasgow University.

He won the contest with writer and comedian A L Kennedy by 2601 votes to 565.

I don't know if there's an equivalent position in English universities, but the Rector is there to represent the students on the University Court.  As leader, he championed the cause of free university tuition in 2 elections and famously rebelled on the night of that vote. As a former President of the Glasgow University Union he has a longstanding commitment to the university.

A good and well deserved result for Charles, and for the University. It's good to know that he'll have some voice in shaping higher education policy up here.

1 comment:

cynicalHighlander said...

The last true LibDem who hopefully will get his life turned around as the rest of the LibDems should be hanging their heads in shame especially that Scottish M.Moore who is trying to sell his country for the possibility of a bit stoat fur taken from a weasel nothing but a traitor via the Scottish Bill.


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