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LONDON – Professor Stephen Hawking, the world famous cosmologist and physicist, is going to vote for the Labour party in the general election on June 8, despite previously calling its current leader Jeremy Corbyn a “disaster.”
Hawking told local media outlet Cambridge News that he is backing Cambridge Labour MP candidate Daniel Zeichner as he is concerned over what impact a Conservative-led government would have over public services.
“I’m voting Labour because another five years of Conservative government would be a disaster for the NHS, the police and other public services,” said Hawking, author of “A Brief History of Time.”
Only one week ago, Hawking, who is a life-long Labour supporter, heavily criticised incumbent Labour leader Corbyn for being a “disaster.”
“I regard Corbyn as a disaster. His heart is in the right place and many of his policies are sound, but he has allowed himself to be portrayed as a left wing extremist.
“I think he should step down for the sake of the party.”