I have known Yvonne for a number of years. Her partner, Dave Osland, and I got into a little bit of legal libel bother through our blogs and although we haven't always agreed on anything (who does?) she will make an excellent Councillor.
She has real politics and as a front line social worker, has a real understanding of the problems and issues that people face.
There is also a Newham connection, since Yvonne is the daughter of Doris Maxwell, who was a Councillor and Chair of Social Services in Newham (and the Labour Group Chief whip).
I will be joining her canvass session tomorrow 6pm-7.30pm at Junction of Murray Grove and New North Road, Hoxton. 55 New North Road, London N1 6JB. Old Street tube is only 5 minutes walk away.