The physicist who was the subject of Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything, has confirmed he is voting Labour and has backed Cambridge candidate Daniel Zeichner.
"We’re really pleased and we hope that people will take note," said Zeichner
"And many other scientists understand the city needs a Labour government to get the kind of investment we need again."
Hawking has previously spoken out against the privatisation of the National Health Service.
He described the NHS as "Britain's finest public service".
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