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David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today is  an Independent Crossbench Life Peer. He began his career as a teacher but, in 1972, he was elected to Liverpool City Council as Britain’s youngest City Councillor. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1979 and, in 1997, David was made a Life Peer of the House of Lords. 



A conviction politician
9 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
A political opponent pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher's character while questioning her social policies.


The New Year should begin with ideas for saving lives, not for killing them
5 Jan 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, UK
A media frenzy has erupted in the UK over a hopelessly biased report on assisted suicide.


A Srebrenica in the making?
5 Dec 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, Iran, Iraq
The American withdrawal from Iraq has left some Iranian refugees at risk of being slaughtered.


Heroes and hackers
28 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: heroes, media, truth
The phone-hacking scandal obscures the heroism journalists can display in pursuit of the truth.


Don’t cry for me, Sudan
13 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: heroes, Korea, Sudan
The short life of a Korean priest and doctor who worked with lepers in the Sudan is a lesson in generosity.


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