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 issues and countries 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

29 thoughts on “David Alton

    Mitchell Wachtel said:
    July 5, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    It is urgent that Egypts’ Copts be saved from mass murder. The more attention that is given this matter the better. Millions are now at risk of violent death.

    Chris alex said:
    October 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I sent you two poems to the House a number of years ago and one was titled Jenny. It showed two lives, One of the aborted child and one of the born child. I did get a nice reply from you and still wonder to this day if you kept them or if you still reflect on them. I totally agree as does my wife with your drive against abortion and we so admire your work in this field. God bless you and your family for all the work you do. we Live in Merseyside and are so proud of you.

    davis kariuki said:
    October 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    i especially enjoyed your talk at strathmore university at the ethics conference. it was really enlightening and magnificently touched on the current issues in our world. simply touching.

    Susan Lavender said:
    March 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Lord Alton i Would just like to thank you for alerting to the re-emerging of the abortion matter, and I want you to know that I admire all that you are doing to tackle the abortion problem and I care about the same matters as you. God bless you. Susan Lavender

    Francis said:
    March 26, 2013 at 5:58 am

    I feel very much sad about the suffering of pakistani minority! Before they are wipedout there must be some actions from people all over the world.

    Alcan Fernandes said:
    April 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Dear Lord Alton

    Just wanted to thank you for your talks at the Celebrate Conference in Ilfracombe, like many before me on this message board, you have opened my eyes to the suffering Christians and minority groups around the world. I pray that God continues to bless and strengthen you in all your efforts, and may God bless you twice over for how you bless us with your and talks and presentations.


    Payday Loans Fleta CA said:
    May 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Nice answers in return of this issue with firm arguments and explaining everything about that.

    Monica Pennycook said:
    November 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Dear Lord Alton,
    I just wanted to let you know that I recently was made aware of the Roscoe lectures and so far have attended the lectures by Tanni Grey-Thompson and last night’s by Diane Lees. I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful experiences. As an ex-sportswoman, coach and umpire and as a spectator of sport on its many levels I loved listening to Tanni Grey-Thompson share her experiences of growing up, competing and of her life after sport (which we all have to overcome). To hear her talk you wouldn’t have known she was a wheel chair athlete if she hadn’t shered that of her life, which says alot about her drive, spirit and determination. Diane Lees, I felt, was a warm, knowledgeable lecturer with a passion for remembering how conflict inpacts upon us all. I brought my 92 year old friend and nieghbour to the lecture, who thoroughtly enjoyed the talk.

    Once again thank you to yourself and LJMU university for giving us the opportunity to enjoy and experience the lectures of your speakers.

    (P.S. I attended LJMU from 1983 to 1988,(I had a year off in 1985/6) graduating from what had been I.M.Marsh CPE with a B.Ed (Hons) in P.E. and English.

    Kind regards,

    Monica Pennycook

    Melissa said:
    January 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

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    Frank Degnan said:
    January 8, 2014 at 1:52 am

    How do I purchase the book entitled “Held In Trust” by David Alton about the pre-Reformation Catholic relics?

      David Alton responded:
      January 11, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      The book is published by Stonyhurst College (and I am not the author). Contact j.graffius@stonyhurst.ac.uk for details of how to purchase it. Kind regards, D.A.

    Portable Induction Cooktops Salton said:
    February 17, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Very good write-up. I absolutely appreciate this website.
    Stick with it!

    PI said:
    February 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I have read some of your work and want you to that I enjoyed many of your efforts in human rights

    David Alton responded:
    November 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Thank you Francis – that your comments were appreciated. I greatly enjoyed meeting the leavers and hearing of all your achievements. Good luck!

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