Lawrence 'transformed her grief' into reforming policing

Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabati said Doreen Lawrence's calm courage should be an inspiration to everyone. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said:

"Doreen Lawrence is a role model and a friend - heartfelt congratulations to her on her richly-deserved appointment to the House of Lords.

"Who can imagine transforming the grief of losing a child into a campaign to reform policing and the wider values of an entire nation? Her calm courage should be an inspiration to everyone."


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.