Following the sad death of Lord Alf Morris, Ed Miliband released the following statement:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alf Morris. He was a Labour man through and through. As a member, activist, MP and peer, he always stood up for Labour’s values and devoted his career to improving the lives of the less fortunate in Britain’s society.
“Alf was a pioneering campaigner for vulnerable people across our society. His Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act was a major early step in ensuring equality for people with disabilities. He continued his excellent work when he became Britain’s first Minister for Disabled People in 1974.
“He will be missed by his family, friends and the millions of people with disabilities who have benefitted from Alf’s lifetime of achievements.”