The Case For A Greater Liverpool Combined Authority

The Case For A Greater Liverpool Combined Authority Lord Alton of Liverpool (CB): My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Storey, not least because in the 1970 general election, what seems like a million years ago now, we were both students and...

Margaret Thatcher

My first encounter with Margaret Thatcher was just a few days before she won the 1979 vote of no confidence - the vote which brought down Jim Callaghan's government and precipitated the 1979 General Election. She was in Liverpool, campaigning in the Liverpool Edge...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

The World Must Not Forget Andy Li And The Hong Kong 12

With Andy Li During The Hong Kong Elections In the U.K. Parliament I have again asked the U.K. Government what information they have on the wellbeing of the 12 young prodemocracy activists from Hong Kong, arrested by China. I asked whether the U.K. has asked China to...

Hong Kong 12 Denied Access To Their Lawyers As UK Government Says “Whether judges of the Supreme Court can continue to serve as judges in Hong Kong will depend on whether such service remains compatible with judicial independence and the rule of law.”

Grandma Wong urges the world to support the Hong Kong 12 - denied access to their lawyers and families. It is a fundamental principle that an accused person has the right to have access to a lawyer. Yet China’s Ministry of Justice has ordered at least five lawyers not...

UK Minister says the UK “Government strongly condemns child, early and forced marriage; as well as forced conversion of women and girls in Pakistan, including from religious minorities” And following the recent webinar on forced marriage further questions have been tabled in Parliament.

In a letter from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK Minister of State and Prime Minister's Special Envoy, he says the UK "Government strongly condemns child, early and forced marriage; as well as forced conversion of women and girls in Pakistan, including from religious...