Scientists for Labour

Statement on the Death of Stephen Hawking

Scientists for Labour noted with great sadness the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking earlier this week.

Professor Hawking was not only one of the foremost cosmologists of our time, but also a staunch defender of many of the principles that we in the Labour Party hold dear. Whether it be encouraging action on climate change, defending against further privatisation of public services or arguing for the continued access to European programmes after Brexit, his wisdom on these topics was always welcome. We in Scientists for Labour are especially grateful to the wonderful support he lent to one of our members, Daniel Zeichner, in his succesful 2015 and 2017 General Election campaigns for the Cambridge constituency.

Both science and society have lost a dear friend this week, and we shall all be the poorer for it.

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