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Maggie Chapman named as new University of Aberdeen rector

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The new University of Aberdeen rector has been named as Maggie Chapman, co-convener of the Scottish Green Party.

She triumphed over solicitor James Steel, who tutors law students, by 1,415 votes to 695.

The vote followed the death of businessman Dr Maitland Mackie.

Dr Mackie - chairman of the family-run Aberdeenshire ice cream maker Mackie's - had taken up the post in 2012, but died earlier this year aged 76.

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