Well, since the local elections in May, it would have to be 'a hung council is a fun place to work' - your sense of humour becomes finely tuned.
What's more important - job satisfaction or money?
What one possession says most about you and why?
My Sword of Damocles. It was presented to me by the council leader at the annual council meeting and is the most useful implement I've ever been given. The leader of the opposition was asked what I should do with it, but he declined to say. It definitely has its function at the management board
What maxim do you use to see you through the tough times?
Red wine should always be at room temperature, and a corkscrew must always be at hand.
Who would you invite to a fantasy dinner party?
I think John Prescott would make an interesting dinner guest but it was a close call between him and Julia Roberts.
If local government had a theme tune what would it be?
Things can only get better.
What was your best-ever day at work?
It was definitely the day Bury was named as the most improved council - not just for me, but for all council members and staff. The wine was flowing on that day.
Suit or jeans?
That's easy - jeans.
If the office was on fire what three things would you take with you?
Sandra my PA, and Audrey and Joanne the leader's PAs - where would we be without them?
What would be your epitaph?
'Go away, I'm all right.'