Friday, February 17, 2006

Green Beats Tory in Election to Replace Labour

Well it's all true in the race for a post previously held by Winston Churchill, Gordon Brown and David Steel. Yes the race for rector of Edinburgh University took a strange twist when Lothian list MSP beat Times columnist Magnus Linklater in the final round to replace former Father of the House Tam Dalyell.

The Tory Higher Education Minster, former editor of the spectator and MP for Henley Boris Johnson came in third, despite earlier attempts to drink the students under the table. There was a concerted Anyone but Boris campaign and I will not disclose which Liberal Democrats I heard plotting some of that campaign while hard at work in the Dunfermline and West Fife by-election campaign HQ. Linklater and Johnson have both had the most media presence by virtue of both being media savvy, however the 1994 Edinburgh graduate Ballard connected best with the students being over 500 votes clear on the last round of the count.

The headline is possibly something that many Scots won't expect to see too often in the near future though.

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