Doreen Lawrence OBE New Labour Peer

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Doreen Lawrence OBE, is to sit in the House of Lords as a new working peer. Baroness Lawrence was awarded a life peerage for her continued campaigns for justice, race equality and better policing.

The mother of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack in Woolwich when he was 18 years old, Baroness Lawrence has continually campaigned to bring Stephen’s killers to justice.

Baroness Lawrence founded a charity in her son’s name,  the Chair of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Symon Sentain said

“We are so proud of Doreen. The Peerage is a very welcome acknowledgement of the role that Doreen has played in shaping this country through her relentless fight for justice.”