Percy Morris stood unsuccessfully as the Labour candidate against Sir Lewis Jones (see above) in the Swansea West division in the 1935 general election. He was elected M.P. (Lab.) for the same constituency in 1945 , and continued to represent Swansea West in parliament until 1959 when he lost his seat to the Conservative J.E.H. Rees by 403 votes. He was a member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Far East in 1955 . Morris was also a member of the National Assistance Board , 1961-66 , served as its deputy chairman in 1965-66 , and also as deputy chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission , 1966-67 .
For many years he served as a member of the Council of the University College of Swansea . He played an important part in the Labour politics of Swansea for more than 40 years. He was a committed Independent and a lay preacher , and between 1927 and 1945 he chaired the Carmarthen district of the South Wales Congregationalist Union . He became a freeman of the county borough of Swansea in 1958 and received the C.B.E. in 1963 .
Morris m. (1) in 1920 Elizabeth , dau. of William Davies . She and Morris 's sister and brother-in-law, were killed during the German bombing of Swansea in Jan. 1941 . He m. (2) in 1956 Catherine Evans . His home was at 30 Lôn Cedwyn , Cwmgwyn , Swansea . He d. 7 March 1967 .
Dr John Graham Jones, Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001