Lawrence linked to Labour mayor run

Romsey Advertiser: Doreen Lawrence is being tipped to fight the London mayoral elections on behalf of Ed Miliband's Labour party Doreen Lawrence is being tipped to fight the London mayoral elections on behalf of Ed Miliband's Labour party

Justice campaigner Doreen Lawrence is being tipped as Labour's candidate to fight the London mayoral elections.

The party is said to be in early talks about formally approaching the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence to stand in the 2016 vote.

Labour insiders b elieve the "influential and dynamic" peer would have a broad appeal, according to The Sunday People.

In an article for the newspaper, policy co-ordinator Jon Cruddas wrote: "She's a class act and going from strength to strength. People in Westminster are ­starting to tip her as a potential mayor for our capital city. Now that is an interesting idea."

Earlier this week, Baroness Lawrence was named the most powerful woman in the country in a list compiled for Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Her son, an 18-year-old student, was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked racist attack as he waited at a bus stop in Eltham, south east London, with a friend on April 22 1993. It took more than 18 years to bring two of his killers to justice.

Baroness Lawrence's tireless campaign for justice for her son led to the Macpherson Inquiry, which found evidence of ''institutional racism'' in the Metropolitan Police. Two of his killers were finally convicted of murder in 2012.

She founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust to support young people from ethnic minority backgrounds to pursue their ambitions and was made a Labour peer last year.

A Labour Party spokeswoman said: "The Labour Party's selection process for our London Mayoral candidate is not yet under way."

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9:12am Sun 13 Apr 14

cosmick says...

Good, less votes for LABOUR then.
Im amazed how the death of her son can change the life of a griving mother to end up in the upper house and now L/M?
Another wake up call comming.
Bet you dont remember RICHARD EVERITT.
Good, less votes for LABOUR then. Im amazed how the death of her son can change the life of a griving mother to end up in the upper house and now L/M? Another wake up call comming. Bet you dont remember RICHARD EVERITT. cosmick
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12:15pm Sun 13 Apr 14

welshmen says...

I would like Dame Lawrence to use her profile to help the families below.

We can also remember 11 year old Charlene Downes murdered by Muslims in Blackpool, the case has now been reopened after demonstrations by her family linked with the British National Party members supporting them , Kriss Donald 15 years old kidnapped in Glasgow blinded, castrated and burned alive, the Asian Muslims who done this are in prison, but one is still on the run, the reason you don't know who these poor unfortunate murdered people are is because they're white, the Media would sooner you not now, Steven Lawrence was murdered, his killers are in prison and rightly so, should have been hung, the PC law brigade have made sure that Dame Lawrence is always in the Media even after twenty five years, she is financially well off, made a Dame and now the media want her to be the Mayor of London keeping the racist Murder of her son alive, he has a memorial on the street where he was murdered, he has a Youth Centre named after him and rightly so, yet when the Woolwich Council were asked to have a Memorial for Murdered Drummer Lee Rigby at the spot he was killed they said "NO", white racist murders are kept out of the Media as much as possible, because of that it enrages white people, Equality seems is only on the side of black people, transparency is needed and WHY NOT....Dame Lawrence for Mayor NO NO and NO....
I would like Dame Lawrence to use her profile to help the families below. We can also remember 11 year old Charlene Downes murdered by Muslims in Blackpool, the case has now been reopened after demonstrations by her family linked with the British National Party members supporting them , Kriss Donald 15 years old kidnapped in Glasgow blinded, castrated and burned alive, the Asian Muslims who done this are in prison, but one is still on the run, the reason you don't know who these poor unfortunate murdered people are is because they're white, the Media would sooner you not now, Steven Lawrence was murdered, his killers are in prison and rightly so, should have been hung, the PC law brigade have made sure that Dame Lawrence is always in the Media even after twenty five years, she is financially well off, made a Dame and now the media want her to be the Mayor of London keeping the racist Murder of her son alive, he has a memorial on the street where he was murdered, he has a Youth Centre named after him and rightly so, yet when the Woolwich Council were asked to have a Memorial for Murdered Drummer Lee Rigby at the spot he was killed they said "NO", white racist murders are kept out of the Media as much as possible, because of that it enrages white people, Equality seems is only on the side of black people, transparency is needed and WHY NOT....Dame Lawrence for Mayor NO NO and NO.... welshmen
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11:59am Mon 14 Apr 14

Chippy70 says...

Its high time all this was stopped. She will end up being hated as much as the money grabbing Jackson family.
Its high time all this was stopped. She will end up being hated as much as the money grabbing Jackson family. Chippy70
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