Acclaimed physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has confirmed he will be voting Labour in two weeks – and has done his bit for his local Labour candidate by posing with him for a leaflet. Hawking is a professor at Cambridge University, and has vocally backed Cambridge candidate Daniel Zeichner:
— CambridgeYoungLabour (@camyounglabour) April 23, 2015
Hawking, whose life was recently depicted in the film The Theory of Everything, is a long time Labour supporter – and is a particular champion for the National Health Service. Zeichner told the Morning Star that he was “really pleased” with his celebrity endorsement:
“We’re really pleased and we hope that people will take note.
“I think he fully appreciates the huge investment that the last Labour government made in science and you can see that in a lot of the buildings and laboratories around Cambridge.
“And many other scientists understand the city needs a Labour government to get the kind of investment we need again.”