Lastminute.com co-founder to join Lords as baroness Lane-Fox of Soho

THE GOVERNMENT’S digital champion Martha Lane Fox is to become the youngest woman in the House of Lords. The online entrepreneur co-founded the website lastminute.com in 1998 with Brent Hoberman and also launched the karaoke bar chain Lucky Voice. She is on the board of Channel 4, Marks & Spencer and mydeco.com. Fox was appointed UK digital champion by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010, with a remit to encourage more internet use in the UK.