Unlike Pooter, Nick is genuine and, as politicians go, honest.
He is having to undo years of disregard for residents and it's no easy task.
He has another intractable problem....a young and clumsy political wannabe.
At the time of the last leadership election the Young Turks...Marshall, Mosley et al, decided they needed someone of their age group to balance out the generational bias.
They alighted upon Rock Feilding Mellen and forced him upon Nick Paget-Brown: it was a bad calculation.
The Dame has yet to meet this young man so can only go on what she hears.
His colleagues find him immature and lacking in judgment and residents, with whom he has dealings, find him arrogant and overbearing.
Nothing wrong with that if you have the abilities-Rock does not.
He has succeeded in pissing everybody off.
In the north of the Borough he is despised and in the south people ponder what possible qualification he has for leading a powerful Borough.
Sadly, for Nick he is lumbered with this liability.