Lord Sainsbury Elected Chancelor of a University in Cambridge

Lord Sainsbury of Turville has been elected by Alumni (the Senate) of the University of Cambridge. Lord Sainsburys succeeds the Duke of Edinburgh who retired as Chancellor on 30 June 2011.

The election was the first election since 1950 and the first to use the single transferable vote system. Lord Sainsburys received 52% of the vote on the first count.

Number of valid votes cast:  5558   Quota   2779

Mr Abdul Arain 312
Mr Brian Blessed 1389
Michael Mansfield QC 964
Lord Sainsbury of Turville 2893

I’m not sure how we survived since 30th of June without a Chancellor?


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