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Broome Shire president re-elected

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Broome’s veteran shire president has been voted back in but says it will be his last term in the role.

Following the weekend’s local government elections, each of the four Kimberley shire councils have to elect a president.

At a meeting in Broome last night, Graeme Campbell was re-elected president and Jenny Bloom his deputy.

Anne Poelina unsuccessfully contested both positions.

Mr Campbell, who has been president for eight years, says he plans to step down in two years.

He says he has high hopes for what the council can achieve over the next two years.

“I’m honoured by the fact my fellow councillors chose me and obviously have got a lot of work to do into the future,” he said.

“Some of the disharmony there’s been in town needs to be overcome and I have no doubt that will occur because we’ll be working positively for the future of this town.”

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley will vote for its president tonight.

The other two shires will vote in coming weeks.

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