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Charles Richard Morris (14 December 1926 – 8 January 2012) was a British Labour politician.


Early life

Morris was educated at Brookdale Park School, Manchester. He was a postal and telegraph officer and a national executive member of the Union of Post Office Workers 1959–63. He was a Manchester City Councillor 1954–64.

Parliamentary career

Morris stood for Parliament in 1959 in Cheadle without success and was elected Member of Parliament for Manchester Openshaw at a by-election in December 1963, serving until he retired at the 1983 general election, when the constituency was abolished.

Morris served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Harold Wilson, then as Minister of State at the Department of the Environment from 1974.


His brother, Alf Morris, was Labour Co-operative MP for Manchester Wythenshawe from 1964 to 1997, and was created a life peer as Baron Morris of Manchester.

He was married to Pauline Dunn; their daughter, Estelle Morris, was also a Member of Parliament and a Cabinet minister. She was made a life peer, as Baroness Morris of Yardley in 2005. He died in 2012.


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