Ed Miliband “deeply saddened to learn of the death of Alf Morris”

August 14, 2012 11:53 am

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.”

  • derek

    Can I add my sympathy and sadness to such a great individual! RIP! Alf.

    • treborc

      Yes a very good man….

  • Jim Dandy

    Alf was a bit of a trougher always pushing for more pay, higher pensions and perks for MPs.

    • treborc

       And the sick the disabled and the poor, something to do with socialism or something.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Graeme-Hancocks/1156294498 Graeme Hancocks

      What a snide comment. Have you no respect or sense of decency ? He was someone who fought tirelessly for the disabled and disadvantaged.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Collins/100000033820132 Stephen Collins

    I have to say I’ve never heard a bad word about him here in Wythenshawe. R.I.P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Graeme-Hancocks/1156294498 Graeme Hancocks

    Alf Morris – and others like him -  personify Socialism for me and why I am and always will be a  socialist. For all the Lefts faults, there are many men and women like Alf Morris who go into politics to help their fellow men and woman and work for a better society and world.  I cannot think of many – if any – on the Right who go into politics except for the basest of reasons. He was a good man. God bless him.

  • ThePurpleBooker

    RIP Alf Dobbs

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