Cockell has been been a nag of leader... purely self interested: in fact, typical of small time politicians we have had to endure over the last couple of decades.
The Dame can go only upon what she hears.
Tim Coleridge is liked by residents and tends to side with them against the bureaucracy.,...and by officers, because he treats them with respect.
If you become leader the Dame will go into pleasurable semi-retirement.
Cllr Mills has certain qualities and would fill the post well. Two very different types.... but both able to do the job.