Arnold Morley

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The Right Honourable
Arnold Morley
Parliamentary Secretary
to the Treasury
In office
6 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
Monarch Queen Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by Aretas Akers-Douglas
Succeeded by Aretas Akers-Douglas
Postmaster General
In office
18 August 1892 – 21 June 1895
Monarch Queen Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
Preceded by Sir James Fergusson, Bt
Succeeded by The Duke of Norfolk
Personal details
Born 18 February 1849 (1849-02-18)
Died 16 January 1916 (1916-01-17)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Unmarried

Arnold Morley PC (18 February 1849 – 16 January 1916) was a British barrister and Liberal politician.

Background[edit]

Morley was a younger son of Samuel Morley and Rebekah Maria, daughter of Samuel Hope of Liverpool. Lord Hollenden was his elder brother.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

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.[1] He was then elected as MP for the new Nottingham East constituency, and held that seat until his defeat at the 1895 general election.[2] 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[3] and appointed Postmaster General,[4] with a seat in the cabinet. He retained this post until 1895, the last year under the premiership of the Earl of Rosebery.

Personal life[edit]

Morley died unmarried in January 1916, aged 66.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 230. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 162. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26318. p. 4742. 19 August 1892.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26319. p. 4801. 23 August 1892.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Skirrow Wright
Charles Seely
Member of Parliament for Nottingham
18801885
With: Charles Seely
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Nottingham East
18851895
Succeeded by
Edward Bond
Political offices
Preceded by
Aretas Akers-Douglas
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
1886
Succeeded by
Aretas Akers-Douglas
Preceded by
Sir James Fergusson, Bt
Postmaster General
1892–1895
Succeeded by
The Duke of Norfolk