An interesting insight in The Press:
Jim is incredibly determined when it comes to chasing up issues for people. He can also be incredibly stubborn – on several occasions, he re-affirmed his (mistaken, in my opinion) belief that he could have been mayor and MP, had it not been for the earthquake.
Of course he could have been both. He could have done them both “standing on his head” if I recall his quote correctly. And remain a party leader also.
But it looks like Jim may have lots of time to stand on his head – the latest Press poll has him at 20%, 16% behind Parker.