1967 Solomon Islands general election

General elections were held in the Solomon Islands between mid-May and mid-June 1967.[1]

BackgroundEdit

At the time of the 1965 elections, the Legislative Council had 22 members; the Governor, 11 'official' members (civil servants) and 10 'unofficial' members, of which seven were elected by regional councils, two appointed by the Governor and one directly elected in Honiara.

Prior to the 1967 elections, the membership was increased to 29, with three ex officio members, twelve officials and fourteen elected members.[2] Thirteen of the elected members were directly-elected, whilst the Eastern Outer Islands seat was indirectly elected by an electoral college.[1]

ResultsEdit

From a possible electorate of 64,033, only 39,101 people registered to vote, of which 17,689 voted (45.2%).[3]

Constituency Candidate Votes % Notes
Central Solomons
(Electorate: 2,727)
John Plant Hoka 646 38.8 Elected
Ronald Alexander Lawson 463 27.8
Ben Duva Tonezepo 196 11.8
Abiah Tegheta 195 11.7
Erastus Baiave 105 6.3
Baiabe Tekiou 29 1.7
Kadmiel Tekieu 26 1.6
Alick Tehatinga 6 0.4
Total 1,666 100
North Guadalcanal
(Electorate: 3,582)
Baddlly Devesi 1,200 74.7 Elected
Michael Rapasia 143 8.9 Unseated
Matthew Belamataga 108 6.7
Patterson Gatu 92 5.7
William Norman Tasker 45 2.8
James Bosa 19 1.2
Total 1,607 100
South Guadalcanal
(Electorate: 2,835)
Leone Laku 520 40.3 Elected
Gordon Billy Gatu 483 37.4
Marcus Pipisi 184 14.3
Romano Vaolu 103 8.0
Total 1,290 100
Honiara
(Electorate: 1,233)
Bill Ramsay 211 54.4 Elected
Bara Buchanan 157 40.5
Lilly Ogatina Poznanski 20 5.2 Unseated
Total 388 100
Ysabel/Russells
(Electorate: 3,454)
Willie Betu 1,810 80.7 Elected
George Tekinaiti Tokatake 180 8.0
Ernest Tada Huinodi 125 5.6
Hugo Kolitevo 70 3.1
Ellison Oliver 35 1.6
William Loslie Miki 23 1.0
Total 2,243 100
Makira
(Electorate: 3,263)
Jack Campbell Re-elected unopposed
Central Malaita
(Electorate: 2,645)
Peter Taloni 566 60.7 Elected
Arnon Atomea 202 21.7
Robert Harold Gordon 121 13.0
Abiather Anifela 44 4.7
Total 933 100
North Central Malaita
(Electorate: 2,128)
Peter Kerr Thompson 579 65.1 Elected
Lucius Noi 258 29.0 Unseated
Nelson Kifo 52 5.8
Total 889 100
North East Malaita
(Electorate: 2,108)
Mariano Kelesi 615 70.4 Re-elected
Johnson Siota 151 17.3
Daniel Laulifoia 56 6.4
Casper Sade 52 5.9
Total 874 100
North Malaita
(Electorate: 1,792)
Clement Kiriau Ofai 388 49.2 Elected
Jotham Ausuta 295 37.4
Lemuel Liolea 105 13.3
Total 788 100
South Malaita
(Electorate: 3,234)
David Kausimae 1,382 71.5 Re-elected
Emilio Idi 370 19.2
George Garnet 180 9.3
Total 1,932 100
Eastern Outer Islands
(Electoral college)
Edmond Kiva Elected
Jason Melake
Ishmael Mark Tuki
Total
New Georgia
(Electorate: 3,638)
John Wesley Kere 763 32.0 Elected
Belshazzar Gina 652 27.4
George Pina Lilo 520 21.8
John Frederick Schenk 224 9.4
Waldrip Arthur Viva 132 5.5
Don Alley Riqeo 91 3.8
Total 2,382 100
North Western Solomons
(Electorate: 4,278)
Gordon Siama 1,595 59.1 Elected
John Macdonald 407 15.1 Unseated
Remesio Eresi 311 11.5
Vailini Barisakapa 98 3.6
Orisanto Otuana 86 3.2
Jonathan Taneko 69 2.6
Jason Dorovolomo 66 2.4
Patrick Paia 65 2.4
Total 2,697 100
Source: Election Passport

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Apathy in BSIP's first general elections Pacific Islands Monthly, July 1967, p30
  2. ^ Busy end-of-year for Islands legislature Pacific Islands Monthly, January 1967, p7
  3. ^ Neither "Aparth nor Fever" at BSIP elections Pacific Islands Monthly, August 1967, p37