Labour: Doreen Lawrence an 'extraordinary voice'

Labour has hailed the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence as an "extraordinary voice" after she was named a Labour peer, Downing Street revealed today.

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Today Parliament gains an extraordinary voice – congratulations Baroness Doreen Lawrence

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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.