|Preceded by Harold Walker|
Party Conservative Party
Succeeded by Tony Clarke
Role British Politician
|Preceded by Constituency Created|
Name Michael Baron
Succeeded by Alan Haselhurst
Political party Conservative
|Born 25 November 1936 (age 79)
London, United Kingdom (1936-11-25) |
Education St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Christ's College, Cambridge
Michael Wolfgang Laurence Morris, Baron Naseby, PC (born 25 November 1936) is a British Conservative Party politician.
Born in London and educated at Bedford School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, he contested Islington North at the 1966 general election, being beaten by Labour's Gerry Reynolds.
Morris was first elected to the House of Commons at the February 1974 general election for the then-marginal seat of Northampton South. His majority was just 179 in February 1974, and 141 in October 1974. In 1983 boundary changes turned it into a safe Conservative seat. He was unexpectedly defeated (by just 744 votes) at the 1997 general election, when the Labour Party under Tony Blair won a landslide victory.
From 1992, Morris held the non-voting position of Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker, and after the election he accepted a life peerage as Baron Naseby, of Sandy in the County of Bedfordshire on 28 October 1997.