BNP leader Nick Griffin has won a landslide victory - in the vote for the worst former Cambridge University student ever
The extreme right wing MEP won the dubious honour of being the Worst Cantabrigian with a massive 44 per cent share of the poll attracting 1,097 votes. He blamed his victory in the competition, run by Cambridge University student online newspaper The Tab, on "students swayed by the follies of the left-wing".
Mr Griffin said: "I am honoured to be in the same company as Cromwell and Enoch Powell. Alastair Campbell deserved to win. This poll does not even reflect the opinions of students at Cambridge. Let's have a debate at the Union and see what students really think."
Cambridge University Students' Union women's officer Natalie Szarek came second with 20 per cent of the vote. Broadcaster Vanessa Felz took third place with 13 per cent. Oliver Cromwell was fourth with 7 per cent just ahead of comic Jimmy Carr. Alastair Campbell got just 4 per cent.
Enoch Powell was eighth with 3 per cent, former Tory leader Michael Howard MP took just 2 per cent along with Aleistair Crowley, an occultist known as The Beast.
Editor Jack Rivlin said: "I'd like to say competition was fierce but when you have someone like Griffin included in the list, it's hard to see anyone else winning. We weren't surprised by the results, except for Natalie Szarek getting 20 per cent. Her inclusion was meant to be ironic. The idea wasn't too original - a couple of our writers proposed the idea after we saw Varsity's Greatest Cantabrigian poll."