Doreen is a "hero of modern Britain"

According to a Labour source, Ed Miliband believes voices like Doreen Lawrence's should be heard in parliament. Credit: PA Wire

A Labour source said: "Doreen Lawrence is a hero of modern Britain. The strength and courage she has shown in her fight for justice for her son Stephen has had a profound impact on attitudes to racism and policing.

Her campaigning has changed, and will continue to change, our country for the better.

"Ed Miliband believes voices like hers should always be heard in Parliament."

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Lords seat for Doreen Lawrence

The ranks of the House of Lords are due to be swollen with the publication of a new list of working peers, including Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered London teenager Stephen.