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This ‘Fallen Heroes’ section is dedicated to all those who have served their country and lost their lives.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them"

Below are NGVFA members who have sadly passed away:

2012

Lord Morris of Manchester
Posted 15/08/2012

I am sure you have read the sad news that Lord Morris of Manchester died on Sunday 12th August.

Alf Morris, a lifelong campaigner for the rights of the disabled, has died, aged 84.

His main legacy was to get legislation onto the statute book in 1970 that enshrined disabled rights in law for the first time.

Elected Labour MP for Manchester Wythenshawe in 1964, he was appointed Minister for the Disabled when Labour returned to power in 1974, and continued acting as the party's spokesman on the disabled through the 1980s. He was made a life peer after retiring from the Commons in 1997.

He was also the driving force behind the independent inquiry into "Gulf War Syndrome", an illness afflicting veterans of the 1990 Gulf War. The committee's report, published in 2004 but not accepted by the government, concluded that 6,000 veterans suffered from illnesses originating from the war, and recommended a special fund to support them. The report also praised Lord Morris for having "done more than anyone to promote the welfare of the Gulf War veterans."

All our thoughts at this time are with Lady Morris and his family - God Bless, we have lost a true gentleman

The Independant ran this story:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-peer-and-disabled-rights-campaigner-lord-morris-of-manchester-dies-8046008.html

Rest in peace.

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