Writer, Lemn Sissay Wins University Of Manchester Chancellor Vote

Writer, Lemn Sissay Wins University Of Manchester Chancellor Vote Writer, Lemn Sissay Wins University Of Manchester Chancellor Vote

The writer Lemn Sissay has beaten former politician Lord Peter Mandelson in the election for the chancellor of the University of Manchester. They featured on a shortlist of three nominees including Hallé Orchestra music director Sir Mark Elder. In a ballot of university staff and former students, Mr Sissay received 7,131 votes while Sir Mark polled 5,483 and Lord Mandelson gained 5,269 votes.

Mr Sissay said: "My primary aim is to inspire and be inspired." He added: "Reach for the top of the tree and you may get to the first branch but reach for the stars and you'll get to the top of the tree." The writer, who has authored plays and books of poetry, is also an associate artist at London's Southbank Centre.
 

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