List of Solomon Islands by-elections
This is a list of by-elections to the National Parliament of Solomon Islands since the First Parliament in 1976, with the names of the incumbent and victor and (when known) their respective parties. Where seats changed political party at the election, and where that change is known, the result is highlighted: yellow for a Democratic Party gain.
The source for most of this information is the parliamentary website.
First Parliament (1976–1980)Edit
|Vona Vona-Rendova-Tetepare||1977||Francis Aqorau||(unknown)||John Talasasa||(unknown)||Death|
|West Kwara'ae||1978||Fr. John Gerea||(unknown)||Allan Taki||(unknown)||Resignation|
Second Parliament (1980–1984)Edit
Third Parliament (1984–1988)Edit
Fourth Parliament (1989–1993)Edit
|North-East Guadalcanal||1989||Waita Ben Tabusasi||(unknown)||Hilda Kari||(unknown)||Elected Speaker|
|East Honiara||1990||Bartholomew Ulufa'alu||Liberal Party||Charles Dausabea||(unknown)||Resignation|
|East 'Are'are||1992||Peter Kenilorea||(unknown)||Edward Huni'ehu||(unknown)||Resignation|
Fifth Parliament (1994–1997)Edit
|East Honiara||unknown||Charles Dausabea||(unknown)||John Maetia Kauluae||(unknown)||Petitioned|
Sixth Parliament (1997–2001)Edit
|West Makira||January 2000||Solomon Mamaloni||People's Progressive Party||Jackson Suna'one||(unknown)||Death (kidney disease)|
|Gao-Bugotu||June 2001||James Tarasele Saliga||(unknown)||William Harry Gigini||(unknown)||Death|
Seventh Parliament (2001–2005)Edit
|Gao-Bugotu||27 November 2002||Eric Notere||(unknown)||Basil Manelegua||Association of Independent Members of Parliament||Petitioned|
|South Guadalcanal||27 November 2002||Augustine Geve||(unknown)||Victor Totu||(unknown)||Assassinated|
|North Malaita||1 December 2004||Daniel Fa'afunua||People's Alliance Party||Daniel Enele Kwanairara||(unknown)||Disqualified|
|Ulawa-Ugi||1 December 2004||Nathaniel Waena||(unknown)||James Tora||(unknown)||Elected Governor-General|
Eighth Parliament (2006–2010)Edit
|East Malaita||27 March 2008||unknown||(unknown)||Manasseh Maelanga||(unknown)||unknown|
|Aoke-Langalanga||28 March 2008||Bartholomew Ulufa'alu||Liberal Party||Matthew Cooper Wale||Democratic Party||Death|
|Lau Mbaelelea||23 September 2008||unknown||(unknown)||Walter Folotalu||(unknown)||unknown|
|East Honiara||25 September 2008||Charles Dausabea||(unknown)||Silas Milikada||(unknown)||Jailed following conviction for fraud|
|Central Guadalcanal||6 May 2009||Peter Shanel Agovaka||(unknown)||Peter Shanel Agovaka
|Savo and Russells||29 October 2009||Allan Kemakeza||People's Alliance Party||Allan Kemakeza
|People's Alliance Party||Jailed following conviction for "demanding with menace, intimidation and larceny"|
Ninth Parliament (2010– )Edit
|Shortlands||30 March 2011||Steve Laore||Independent||Christopher Laore||Independent||Death|
|Baegu-Asifola||30 March 2011||Toswel Kaua||Independent||David Tome||Independent||Death|
|North Malaita||1 August 2012||Jimmy Lusibaea||Independent||Vika Lusibaea||Independent||Gaoled following conviction for assault and grievous bodily harm|
|East 'Are'are||1 August 2012||Andrew Hanaria||People's Congress Party||Andrew Manepora'a||(unknown)||Petitioned|
|Nggella||27 February 2013||Mark Kemakeza||Liberal Party||Johnley Hatimoana||(unknown)||Gaoled for embezzlement.|
The 1989 by-election in the North-East Guadalcanal constituency, prompted by Waita Ben Tabusasi's election as Speaker, resulted in a woman, Hilda Kari, being elected to Parliament for the first time.
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Members", National Parliament of Solomon Islands
- In contrast with the United Kingdom, in Solomon Islands a sitting MP may not be Speaker. The Speaker is generally elected from outside Parliament (such as a former MP who has lost his seat), but on this one occasion a sitting MP was elected to the position, necessitating that he resign.
- "Petitioned" means that the initial election was voided by a court ruling due to irregularities following a petition from a rival candidate or other person in the constituency.
- Kemakeza's re-election was subsequently voided by court order, as he was under a suspended jail sentence at the time. With a general election coming up by that point, there was no second by-election.("Sir Allan loses his seat again", Solomon Star, 27 February 2010)
- Election voided due to bribery.
- "Solomon Islands Gela constituency has a new MP", PINA, 4 March 2013
- New politics in the South Pacific, 1994, p.205
- “Women Candidates Training Workshop 2010”, Centre for Democratic Institutions