David Morris

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David Morris is the Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale. He entered Parliament at the May 2010 general election, when he took the seat from Geraldine Smith (Labour).

Mr Morris was a member of Science and Technology Select Committee from 2010 until February 2012, and from December 2012 until the 2015 general election.

Science Funding

In September 2010 David Morris signed Early Day Motion 767: Science is Vital Campaign. The motion stated that the house "believes that continued investment in research is vital in order to meet the technological and social challenges of the 21st century, and to continue to attract high-tech industries to invest here; further believes that large cuts to science funding are a false economy, due to evidence that research investment fuels economic growth". It made specific references to the work of the Science is Vital coalition and the Campaign for Science and Engineering.[1]


In January 2013, Mr Morris proposed Early Day Motion 950, which stated:

"That this House notes a recent outbreak of measles in North Lancashire; believes that if left unchecked this could pose a serious threat to the community; recognises the hard work of health professionals to quell this problem; commends the actions of these professionals and the NHS; and urges families to ensure that their children have the two required doses of the MMR vaccine."[2]


In January 2013, in a Parliamentary question, Mr Morris asked the Secretary of State for Health:

…what assessment he has made of (a) the appropriateness of NHS funding of homeopathy and (b) scientific evidence that homeopathy is a placebo.[3]

Same-Sex Marriage

David Morris voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[4] and its third reading in May 2013[5].


  1. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/767
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/950
  3. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130128/text/130128w0005.htm#subhd_247
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=David_Morris
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=David_Morris

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