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This weekend marks 25 years since the UK joined others and signed the @MineBanTreaty. While in the Commons I served as an officer of the all party group on land mines which was an important player in the campaign to get the U.K. to sign the Treaty. Countless lives have been saved since. But today 59 countries are still affected by landmines, and 15 people are killed or injured every day by these weapons.

This weekend marks 25 years since the UK joined others and signed the @MineBanTreaty. While in the Commons I served as an officer of the all party group on land mines which was an important player in the campaign to get the U.K. to sign the Treaty. Countless lives...

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The 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift.

The 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift.

View Post An afternoon spent with the Canal and River Trust in Cheshire to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Anderton Boat Lift - one of the seven wonders of Britain’s waterways. Opened in 1875 it became the world’s first successful boat lift - a feat of...

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Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”.  This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom – What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on.

Standing up for religious freedom. Webinar on Faith and Freedom - What it looks like and why we should fight for it . Religious freedom is often described as an “orphaned right”. This liberty, central to a free society, is under-recognised and frequently trampled on....

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

About David Alton

He is a former Liberal Party Member of Parliament for a Liverpool constituency and Chief Whip – who has sat as an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer. He is a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and author of several books.

Alton is known for his human rights work including the co-founding Jubilee Campaign and Jubilee Action, and serves as chair, patron, or trustee, of several charities and voluntary organisations. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.