Helen Newlove takes her seat in the House of Lords
15th July 2010
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The widow of of murdered dad of three Gary Newlove, from Warrington, took her seat as a Conservative peer in the House of Lords today.

Helen Newlove, has been a strong campaigner against anti social behaviour since Gary's death in 2007.

For the ceremony, Helen wore the traditional ermine as she was introduced to the Upper House.

Her full title was announced as Baroness Newlove of Warrington in the county of Cheshire, but she will be known more simply as Baroness or Lady Newlove.

After swearing her allegiance to the Queen, she received a loud cheer from peers as she shook the hand of Lord Speaker on her way out of the chamber.

Lady Newlove, 48, has campaigned against drink-related violence since her husband Gary was killed by a gang of teenagers after being attacked outside their home by a gang who had been vandalising his car.

Speaking when her peerage was announced in May, following the general election, she described herself as "really chuffed and overwhelmed" by the honour.

"I want to work hard to make a difference. I won't stop until changes are made," she said.

Now she has been introduced she can take part in Lords debates and votes, although it is not known when she will make her maiden speech.

I'm sure everyone in Warrington will join us in wishes Helen all the vey best as her campaigning continues and her commitment is honoured.



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