David Alton

Most of the things which matter the most can be summed up in pithy straight-forward words such as justice, liberty, duty, freedom,mercy, conscience, dignity, family, faith, fairness  life itself. These are the things which make for the common good and give people hope.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this website. It was originally created by volunteers who wanted to provide easier access to some of the speeches I have made and to some of the articles and books which I have written.  Since then the site has been visited by over quarter of a million people from five continents with lots of positive and encouraging feedback.
Links on the site will take you to the contributions I made in the House of Commons between 1979 and 1997 and in the House of Lords from 1997 until now. There are links to countries and issues and about which I have taken a particular interest – such as poverty, gendercide, human cloning, and human trafficking.  There are human rights reports on situations witnessed first-hand in countries like Sudan and Darfur, Congo, North Korea and Burma.  There are power point presentations and audios of talks. There are also biographical details and some links to organisations which whom I work or which champion some of the causes featured on this site.
Thank you for joining the visitors – I hope that you find what you were looking for.
Doing politics as if people mattered.


If you have a query or wish to contact please use the following Email address – altond@parliament.uk

41 thoughts on “David Alton

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    silkroadtrail said:
    October 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I was born and raised in , Wavetree, Lpool and Lord Alton was our MP. I have never had the privilege to meet him, but have admired the mans integrity over the years . It’s not just simply a word to him, it’s a principal that he truly believes in.
    I really enjoy reading his comments on here and have particular in interest in Asia as I have lived and worked in Central Asia for last 25 years.

    Park Sun Young said:
    December 3, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Dear Honorable Lord David Alton,

    With respect and gratitude for your endeavor to bring peace for humanity and universal rights, I am writing on behalf of the nine North Korean orphans who have been forcefully repatriated to North Korea on May 27, 2013. The North Korean government announced on June 20, 2013 that the children were well, showcasing them on television. The children were: Moon Chul, 24; Paik Young-won, 21; Jeong Gwang-hyuk, 20; Yu Gwang-hyuk, 20; Yu Chul-yong, 17; Park Gwang-hyuk, 19; Rhee Gwang-hyuk, 19; Jang Guk-hwa, 17; Roh Jeong-yeon, 19.

    On December 2, 2014, Dong-A Ilbo, a well respected newspaper in Korea, reported that Moon Chul and another orphan were executed, while the remaining seven were incarcerated at the Camp Number 14 located in Gaecheon-gun, Pyongan Namdo. We, the people of Korea, are hoping that the newspaper is wrong and that the nine children are alive and well.

    However, given the reality of the human rights violations by the North Korean government, it is difficult to imagine that the children are enjoying the rights that the UN prescribes for the children of the world. The North Korean government is so cruel as to have executed Jang Song-thaek, Kim Jong-un’s own uncle. For many years, the United Nations, international organizations, and multitude of nations have expressed their concern for the state of human rights in North Korea, but the situation remains to be tragic and ugly.

    Honorable Lord David Alton, we seek your help in finding out how the nine children are doing. Better yet, please help international organizations visit North Korea and interview the children. We respectfully request that people who had cared for the children, such as the missionaries, be present at the interview session so that they can properly identify the children.

    We fervently ask for your help with our historical mission in accomplishing universal rights for all.
    We hope that your generosity and benevolence will bring joyous Christmas and New Year for our precious nine.

    Thinking of our child Jesus who came to earth to save us all,

    Park Sun-young, Professor
    Chairperson, MulmangchoFoundation

    Michaela said:
    January 16, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I’m impressed, I ust say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, andd without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.

    The issue is something that not enoughh people are speaking intelligently about.

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      dean said:
      April 16, 2015 at 1:50 am

      hi David we need more rights for farthers and how can you possiblely get a mortgage on the min wage on 40 hrs

    Kate Maree said:
    January 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Please advise whereI can find details of Maamtrasna murders. A friend referred me
    to your written account of this. My parents are from Tourmakeady, Mayo, and I
    am very interested in reading these details. Many thanks, Kate

      David Alton responded:
      March 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      You should get the book: The Murders and the Mystery by Jarlath Waldron (ISBN: 9780946130078) from Amazon’s Book Store.

    David Himbara said:
    June 22, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Lord Alton, these are powerful words you have shared with the world:

    “Most of the things which matter the most can be summed up in pithy straight-forward words such as justice, libertyduty, freedom, mercy, conscience, dignity, family, faith, fairness – life itself. These are the things which make for the common good and give people hope.”

    If only those who hold power could listen.

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