Clifford Morris

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Clifford Morris
Leader of Bolton Council
Assumed office
Preceded by Barbara Ronson
Mayor of Bolton
In office
Preceded by John Walsh
Succeeded by Prentice Howarth
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 74–75)
Bolton, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Doreen Eccles
Children three

Clifford Morris (born 1942) is a Labour politician and the current leader of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England.[1]

Early life[edit]

Morris was born in Bolton in 1942, and married Doreen Eccles at the Hebron Hall, Mayor Street, Bolton in 1964.[2] They have three children (Andrew, David and Helen), six grandchildren and one great grandchild; their names are (from oldest to youngest) Karen, Emma, Andrew, Callum, Rebekah, James and Amiee.[3] Clifford worked at both the Lamplighter and Smithills Coaching House prior to the demise of both.

Political career[edit]

He was elected as a councillor for the Halliwell ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in 1983. At the 1992 general election, he stood in the Bolton West Constituency.[4] Between 2003 and 2004, he was the ceremonial Mayor of Bolton.[1] Since 2006, he has been the leader of Bolton Council. Since its creation in 2011, Morris has been the Greater Manchester Combined Authority's lead on health.[5]


  1. ^ a b Clifford Morris. Links in a chain. accessed 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ Lancashire BMD - Marriages. accessed 23 May 2011.
  3. ^ Cliff Morris. Bolton Labour Party. accessed 23 May 2011.
  4. ^ The Guardian - Politics: Clifford Morris. accessed 23 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Caring for Greater Manchester together". AGMA - GMCA. Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Retrieved 14 September 2015.