Doreen Lawrence given House of Lords peerage

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 August 2013

Doreen Lawrence is getting a seat in the House of Lords. Pic by Nick Ansell

Doreen Lawrence is getting a seat in the House of Lords. Pic by Nick Ansell

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The mother of murdered Eltham teenager Stephen Lawrence has been rewarded with a House of Lords peerage.

Doreen campaigned tirelessly for justice for her son, leading to the Macpherson Inquiry which called the Met ‘institutionally racist’. Two of her son’s killers were convicted in 2012.

Stephen was murdered in April 1993 in a racist attack at an Eltham bus stop. She will be joining the House of Lords as a Labour peer and is one of 30 people inducted in the latest intake - 14 Conservatives, 10 Liberal Democrats, five Labour and one from the Green party, London Assembly member and former deputy mayor Jenny Jones.

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