However, we should not forget chapter six:
Keith has a tough task, and his success or otherwise will depend not so much on the support of his colleagues but how his administration is perceived by us, the electorate. We wish him well, for his potential success is also ours.
"We must bear in mind, then, that there is nothing more difficult and dangerous, or more doubtful of success, than an attempt to introduce a new order of things in any state. For the innovator has for enemies all those who derived advantages from the old order of things, whilst those who expect to be benefited by the new institutions will be but lukewarm defenders. This indifference arises in part from fear of their adversaries who were favoured by the existing laws, and partly from the incredulity of men who have no faith in anything new that is not the result of well-established experience. Hence it is that, whenever the opponents of the new order of things have the opportunity to attack it, they will do it with the zeal of partisans, whilst the others defend it but feebly, so that it is dangerous to rely upon the latter.''
Addition: I should have also mentioned that Cllr John Fairley-Churchill has been elected as Deputy Leader in place of Cllr Mrs Linda Huggett.