Most people would think that political parties just lay into each other all the time.
However when a new Mayor gets sworn in the opposite happens - people tend to say how good the outgoing Mayor was and how good the incoming Mayor will be.
In the two times I have made speeches to thank the outcoming Mayor or indicate what might happen in the coming year it is v easy to be positive. I think that depsite Mayors being from a different party than mine they are humans and they care about the area they live and the people they represent as their Councillor.
It makes me reflect and think "sometimes people should be more positive" - if someone if going to put themselves up for a role as the Mayor for an area then we should welcome that and give them our support.