|2nd Leader of the Democratic Party|
|Preceded by||Bruce Beetham|
|Succeeded by||Garry Knapp|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
1984 – 1987
|Preceded by||Pat Hunt|
|Succeeded by||Maurice Williamson|
|Died||19 September 2007
|Political party||Social Credit|
Neil Joseph Morrison (1938 – 19 September 2007) was a New Zealand politician of the Social Credit Party.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1985–1987||Changed allegiance to:||Democrats|
In 1986 Beetham lost the leadership of the party to Morrison. On the night he was elected, the new leader implied in a TV interview that the Social Credit national dividend policy was out of date and would be dropped. This was in response to a question from the interviewer, which he might not have listened to carefully. The next day when Beetham said he was considering resigning because the new leadership was rejecting basic Social Credit philosophy, Morrison publicly retracted his comment and affirmed that the national dividend would remain an important part of Social Credit policy.
He was a Manukau City Councillor, and about to run for re-election when he died in 2007.
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- New Zealand Herald obituary
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Pakuranga
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