…just seen news Alf Morris has died
Ive just seen the news, its so very sad, such a wonderful caring man who pushed through disability discrimination act has died, he will be sadly missed.
Im sure he was the person who stated that the chronically sick shouldnt have to go through so much testing? Perhaps you can elighten me.
Hi Bren…he brought in The Chronically Sick and Disabled Act…and said ‘we can’t put more years in their [disabled people] life but we can put more life in their years’…he was a real CHAMPION of sick and disabled people…not sure on testing but I’m sure he would be first in the queue to condemn ATOS.
He was a great man and deserves to be remembered…bye Alf
Hi I just saw news too and I agree it’s very sad news, he did so much for disabled rights, his father was treat so badly after the war so he fought for things to improve.
Hope you are both having a good day
I took this article from today’s Guardian. A true hero that made a difference.
As Alf Morris, he was MP for Manchester Wythenshawe from 1964 to 1997. He became a frontbench spokesman on disabled issues in 1970, and in 1974, became the first minister for the disabled in Harold Wilson’s second government.
He is particularly remembered for promoting the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.
He was made a life peer in 1997 and continued to be an active backbencher until his death at the weekend.
Lady Royall, Labour’s leader in the Lords, said: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Morris of Manchester. Alf died in hospital on Sunday afternoon after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Irene, two sons and two daughters.
"With his Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 – the very first act to give rights to people with disabilities – he transformed the lives of millions and millions of people throughout the world.
“He championed the rights of disabled people, including injured service personnel, throughout his life and was deeply committed to public service.”
A true champion for the disabled