Lord Morris of Manchester
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Disabled rights pioneer Lord Morris dies aged 84

Disabled rights pioneer Lord Morris of Manchester has died at the age of 84.

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, the 1970's Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.

He was made a life peer in 1997.

Ross Hawkins reports

  • 14 Aug 2012
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