|The Right Honourable
to the Treasury
6 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone|
|Preceded by||Aretas Akers-Douglas|
|Succeeded by||Aretas Akers-Douglas|
18 August 1892 – 21 June 1895
|Prime Minister||William Ewart Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
|Preceded by||Sir James Fergusson, Bt|
|Succeeded by||The Duke of Norfolk|
|Born||18 February 1849|
|Died||16 January 1916|
Morley was elected Member of Parliament for Nottingham at a by-election in 1880, and held the seat until the constituency was divided for the 1885 general election. He was then elected as MP for the new Nottingham East constituency, and held that seat until his defeat at the 1895 general election. He served under William Ewart Gladstone as Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (chief government whip) between February and July 1886, and was then chief Liberal whip from 1886 to 1892 during the party's stay in opposition. When the Liberals returned to power under Gladstone in August 1892, Morley was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Postmaster General, with a seat in the cabinet. He retained this post until 1895, the last year under the premiership of the Earl of Rosebery.
Morley died unmarried in January 1916, aged 66.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 230. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 162. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- The London Gazette: . 19 August 1892.
- The London Gazette: . 23 August 1892.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Arnold Morley
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
John Skirrow Wright
|Member of Parliament for Nottingham
1880 – 1885
With: Charles Seely
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Nottingham East
1885 – 1895
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
Sir James Fergusson, Bt
The Duke of Norfolk