London MPs welcome news on twitter


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


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


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


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.