Following Professor Stephen Hawking's endorsement of Labour Daniel Zeichner, more leading Cambridge academics have come together to sign the joint letter below:
This election is about values. We believe Britain should be compassionate, outward-looking, and aspirational for its young people, regardless of their economic or social background. As academics at Cambridge University we are proud of its improving record on access. However, we are aware that tackling inequality and further improving university access will be challenging. We cannot do this alone. Cambridge needs an MP who will fight for social justice, equality and opportunity, across the UK and here in Cambridge.
By voting for the Bedroom Tax, a rise in VAT, budgets which have cut science and mental health funding, and to scrap Educational Maintenance Allowance, Julian Huppert has demonstrated a lack of commitment to these aims.
For an MP and a government that will scrap the Bedroom Tax, save the National Health Service, fight for an accessible education system, create more employment by growing the economy, provide more apprenticeships and improve job security, there is only one choice in Cambridge in this election. That choice is Labour.
Prof John Yates – Emeritus – Medical Genetics
Peter Sarris – Trinity – Medieval History
James Russell – Queens – Psychology
Nicholas Ray – Jesus – Architecture
Nick Gay – Christ’s –Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Alex Houen – Pembroke – English
Simon Schaffer – Darwin – History and Philosophy of Science
Isabel DiVanna – Wolfson – History
Caroline Martin – Girton – Social Anthropology
Prof Martin Richards – Emeritus – Psychology
Phil Gibbard – Darwin – Geography
Anita Herle – Anthropology
Colin Fraser – Churchill – Social and Political Science
Margaret Cone – Darwin – Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Christine Carpenter – Newnham – History
Joan Whitehead – Wolfson – Education
Jon Lawrence – Emmanuel – History
Ian Patterson – Pembroke – English
Roger Carpenter – Gonville & Caius – Physiology
Mick Brown – Robinson – Physics