Lord Alton of Liverpool

David Alton

David Alton



Address as

Lord Alton

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3551
Fax: 020 7219 3551


Electoral history

Contested Liverpool Edge Hill February and October 1974 general elections. MP for Liverpool Edge Hill 1979-83, and for Liverpool Mossley Hill 1983-97 (Liberal 1979-88, Liberal Democrat 1988-97)

Parliamentary career

Liberal Chief Whip 1985-87

Party groups

National President, National League of Young Liberals 1976; Chair: Liberal Policy Committee 1981-83, Candidates Committee 1984-87

Councils, public bodies

Liverpool City Council: Councillor 1972-80, Chair, Deputy Leader of Council 1978; Councillor, Merseyside County Council 1973-77; Vice-President, Local Government Association 2010-12

International bodies

Member: Inter-Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Political interests

Pro-life, environment, housing, inner cities, refugees, human rights, Northern Ireland, citizenship

Countries of interest

Equatorial Africa, China, Indian sub-continent, North Korea, Sudan, Tibet

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Alton of Liverpool, of Mossley Hill in the County of Merseyside 1997

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Director, Liverpool John Moores University Foundation for Citizenship

Occasional income from journalism for The Universe Media Group Limited

6: Sponsorship

Occasional research assistance provided by All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group

7: Overseas visits

Visit to North Korea, 4-8 October 2011, to visit Pyongyang University of Science and Technology; costs of visit partly funded by Building Bridges

8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality

Gift of a ticket to the Conservative Summer Party, 6 June 2011

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Trustee, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, North Korea

Advisory Committee, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Foundation Governor, Liverpool Bluecoat School

Governor, Stonyhurst College

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Chesterton Institute

Board Member, Institute for Religion and Public Policy (Washington DC)