London MPs welcome news on twitter

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1/2 Doreen Lawrence has inspired as mother, campaigner and defender of justice, and as peer will inspire the house and beyond

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2/2 Doreen will bring a burning authenticity rarely seen or heard to the Palace of Westminster.

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Doreen is an example and an inspiration - she will make a fine addition to Labour's team in the House of Lords @labourlordsuk

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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.