Harry Morris, 1st Baron Morris of Kenwood
Harry Morris, Baron Morris (7 October 1893 – 1 July 1954) was a British
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 Labour Party
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He was elected at the 1945 general election
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 as Member of Parliament
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 (MP) for Sheffield Central, defeating the Conservative
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 incumbent William Boulton
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. His constituency was abolished for the 1950 general election
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, when he was returned for the new Sheffield Neepsend constituency
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However, he resigned his seat
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 four weeks later, on 20 March, (by taking the Stewardship of the Manor of Northstead
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) to make way for the former Solicitor General
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 Sir Frank Soskice, whose Birkenhead East
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 constituency had been abolished. Morris was then elevated to the peerage as Baron Morris of Kenwood
Baron Morris of Kenwood
Baron Morris of Kenwood, of Kenwood in the City of Sheffield, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1950 for the Labour politician Harry Morris. He had previously represented Sheffield Central and Sheffield Neepsend in the House of Commons...


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