Michael Morris, Baron Naseby
The Lord Naseby
|Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons|
Chairman of Ways and Means
6 May 1992 – 14 May 1997
|Preceded by||Harold Walker|
|Succeeded by||Alan Haselhurst|
|Member of the House of Lords|
|Assumed office |
11 November 1997
|Member of Parliament|
for Northampton South
28 February 1974 – 8 April 1997
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Succeeded by||Tony Clarke|
|Born||25 November 1936|
London, United Kingdom
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Margaret Childs|
|Alma mater||St Catharine's College, Cambridge|
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. Morris oversaw the passing of the Maastricht Treaty in the Commons in his role as Deputy Speaker. He was defeated by 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.
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- Debrett's Peerage. 2000.