Doreen Lawrence to become a Labour Peer

The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify her intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom for Life upon Doreen Lawrence OBE.

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking about the appointment of Doreen Lawrence said:

“Over the past 20 years, Doreen Lawrence has had a profound impact on Britain and I am delighted that she will become a Labour member of the House of Lords.

“Since the horrific racist murder of her son, Doreen has shown incredible strength and courage as she sought, and continues to seek, justice for Stephen.

“She has changed attitudes to policing and racism in this country and I have no doubt that her strength and determination will be a huge asset to the House of Lords in the coming years.” 

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