Death of Lord Morris of Manchester

14 August 2012

Labour life peer, Lord Morris of Manchester died on Sunday 12 August, aged 84

Lord Morris of Manchester was introduced as a life peer in 1997.

As a government minister representing disabled people in 1974, he introduced new disability allowances and supported injured armed forces personnel.

His legislation work led to the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, which pioneered equality and welfare for disabled people.

Lord Morris was also MP for Manchester Wythenshawe for several years between 1964 and 1997.

His work included campaigns for Gulf War syndrome sufferers and an advisory role for the electrical industry.

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