Milo Yiannopoulos Suffers Landslide Defeat in UK University Election

Former Breitbart editor won just 533 of the 8,210 student votes to become Glasgow University’s rector

Last Updated: March 21, 2017 @ 11:21 PM

Milo Yiannopoulos just can’t catch a break lately.

The former Breitbart editor lost a student election to become the University of Glasgow’s rector in a landslide defeat to Pakistani-Scottish human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar.

The alt-right journalist took just 533 of the 8,210 student votes, according to the Glasgow Guardian.

Yiannopoulos, 32, had been campaigning for the honorary role that represents the entire student body and was up against 12 other nominees, including Scottish judge Lady Hazel Cosgrove.

Anwar will now take over as rector from intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has served three years in the role, the BBC reported.

Earlier this month, a petition was launched against Yiannopoulos demanding that he be removed from the ballot for spreading a message of “hate and violence.”

“Glasgow, both University and city, has never condoned fascism and hate against women and minorities. This is not us,” one protester wrote.

The defeat tops off a rough few months for the polarizing Yiannopoulos, who resigned from his position at Breitbart and lost a $250,000 Simon & Schuster book deal after making comments about both Muslims and child abuse.

Born in Kent, England, Yiannopoulos attended the University of Manchester and Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, but he dropped out of both before earning a degree.