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Doreen Lawrence: 'I'll have to get used to being called a baroness'

The mother of the murdered London teenager Stephen Lawrence is to be made a Labour peer.

Doreen Lawrence has led a long campaign to find out what happened to her son, who was killed in a racially aggravated attack in 1993.

Two men were eventually convicted of his murder in 2011.

A Labour source said leader Ed Miliband felt Mrs Lawrence was a "hero of modern Britain" and "voices like hers" should be heard in Parliament.

Mrs Lawrence said she was very nervous about the role and added "I'll have to get used to being called a baroness".

  • 01 Aug 2013
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