Doreen Lawrence officially appointed as Labour peer

JCB boss Sir Anthony Bamford has been made a Tory peer, Doreen Lawrence a Labour peer, and Ministry of Sound mogul James Palumbo a Liberal Democrat peer in a list published by Downing Street today.

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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.