Lord Alton of Liverpool

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Full title

The Lord Alton of Liverpool


David Alton



Joined the Lords

12 June 1997

Contact details

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

Web & Social media


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Privileges Commons 1993-96
Committee of Selection Commons 1987-87
Environment Commons 1983-86
Constituency Date
Liverpool, Mossley Hill 1983-97
Liverpool, Edge Hill 1979-83

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
Deputy Leader Liverpool City Council 1977-79
County Councillor Merseyside County Council 1973-77
City Councillor Liverpool City Council 1972-80

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
University Professor Liverpool John Moores 1997-
Member of Parliament House of Commons 1979-97
Teacher Sefton District Council 1974-79
Teacher Lancashire County Council 1972-74
Author and Writer Books and newspaper columns 1957-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Foundation Governor Liverpool Bluecoat School 1995-
Co-founder Jubilee Campaign 1986-
Trustee or Patron Various charities and voluntary organizations 1979-

Member's focus

Communities and families
Housing and planning
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
North West
West Country
North and South Korea
Sub-Saharan Africa

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Director, Liverpool John Moores University Foundation for Citizenship
    • Occasional income from journalism and writing
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • Occasional research assistance is provided by the Right To Life Charitable Trust on a pro bono basis (from 01 11 14)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Washington DC, 25-29 June 2014, to attend conference; cost of travel and accommodation met by Coptic Solidarity
    • Visit to Tokyo and Seoul, 25 October to 1 November 2014, to participate in an international forum on orphans sponsored by the Soongsil Kongsaeng Welfare Foundation, and supported by Nippon Foundation; cost of travel and accommodation met by Nippon Foundation
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Advisory Committee, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Pro Bono Board Member, Human Liberty (not-for-profit human rights group)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee, Chesterton Institute
    • Board Member, Institute for Religion and Public Policy (Washington DC)
    • Trustee, The Christian Heritage Centre (registered charity)
    • Board Member, Aid To The Church In Need (registered charity)
    • Trustee, Building Bridges (project for dialogue and reconciliation)