Hawking (right) has backed Zeichner for Thursday’s vote

Renowned Cambridge physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has endorsed Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner’s campaign for re-election.

Following a meeting with Zeichner today, Hawking said: “I’m voting Labour because another five years of Conservative government would be a disaster for the NHS, the police and other public services.”

Hawking has made an appearance on a Facebook meme page supporting Zeichner

Zeichner added: “I was delighted to meet Professor Hawking again and receive his support for my re-election and a Labour government.”

Hawking, a Fellow at Gonville & Caius College, is a long-time Labour supporter, having also endorsed Labour and Daniel Zeichner in the run up to the 2015 general election, but told The Times in March that he regarded Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a “disaster” for the Party, and called on him to “step down for the sake of the party”.

A Varsity poll recently revealed a huge Labour lead among Cambridge students, with 61.5% of respondents who plan to cast their ballot in Cambridge intending to vote for Zeichner on 8th June. He won the seat by just 599 votes in 2015