Disabled rights peer Alf passes
DISABILITY rights pioneer and Labour peer Lord Morris of Manchester has died at the age of 84.
As Alf Morris, he was MP for Manchester Wythenshawe from 1964 to 1997 and became the UK’s first Minister for the Disabled in 1974.
His work led to the first disability rights legislation, 1970’s Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was deeply saddened and described the peer as “a Labour man through and through.”