Bob Longmore has emerged victorious from Saturday’s extraordinary election for the Nannup Shire’s vacant North ward seat. Mr Longmore received 75 votes compared to Franco Camarri’s 25 votes to claim the seat and return to the Shire council after previously serving two terms from 2011 to 2019. The election was held after there were no nominations for the seat of out-going former councillor Catherine Stevenson during the last local government elections in October. Mr Longmore said he was thankful to receive the support he did and was happy to be able to serve the people of the Nannup Shire once again. He said he also wanted to rejoin council as he enjoyed the work and felt he still “had a lot to offer.” “A big thanks to all my supporters, I do really appreciate it,” he said. “It is a very humbling experience being supported by so many and I think they were quite happy with what I did before and they can see a promise for the future. “Basically, you understand with the ward system that although I represent the North ward I also represent the Shire as a whole as well.” Mr Longmore said the major issues he was hoping to tackle during his term included the problems surrounding future employment in the wake of the announcement for the closure of the native timber industry and developing Gracilis Road in Northern Nannup as an escape route in case of any future bushfires. The returning councillor said he was a “very strong believer” in community and he wanted to do the best he could. “I promise to try my best, that is the best thing I can say,” he say. Mr Longmore was sworn-in as a Nannup councillor on Monday night and will serve on the council until 2025.