I don't really care that Duwayne Brooks stood for the Lib Dems. I don't really care that he's had his share of encounters with the criminal justice system. And that he managed to escape being stabbed to death by racists the night he stepped off a bus with Stephen Lawrence is really secondary.
He won his Councillor's seat on Lewisham Council last night, and that's good news. Duwayne knows very well what life is like for a young Afro-Caribbean man on south London's streets and estates. And what's more important, hundreds of young black men in his ward will now finally feel they have a voice that speaks for them.
Harriet Harman and Polly Toynbee and all their putrescent and privileged ilk may delude themselves they are 'down with the niggaz' or whatever but a bloke with an Oyster Card that lives on the estate and buys his tinnies from the local Costcutter and knows what the inside of a police cell looks like will have more representative credibility in his flaccid foreskin than Harman and Toynbee have in their entire moisturised middle-aged cellulite hulks of bodies.
Well done, Duwayne, and welcome to Lewisham Council.