Basil Zempilas
New Lord Mayor of Perth Basil Zempilas (Image: Basil Zempilas/Facebook)

Well, The West backed a winner for Perth and The West won. 

Basil Zempilas has been elected the new Lord Mayor of Perth, in a victory that could only be labelled as… entirely predictable?

The media personality’s election campaign was hard to ignore, given his status as the star of billionaire Kerry Stokes’ omnipresent Seven West Media empire.