David Tome

David Tome is a Solomon Islands politician.

The Right Honourable

David Tome

Minister for Agriculture
Assumed office
22 October 2012
Prime MinisterGordon Darcy Lilo
Preceded byConnelly Sandakabatu
Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services
In office
1 March 2012  22 October 2012
Prime MinisterGordon Darcy Lilo
Preceded byClay Forau
Succeeded byChris Laore
Minister for Provincial Government
In office
8 February 2012  1 March 2012
Prime MinisterGordon Darcy Lilo
Preceded byWalter Folatalu
Succeeded bySilas Tausinga
Member of Parliament
for Baegu/Asifola
Assumed office
30 March 2011
Preceded byToswel Kaua
Personal details
Political partyIndependent[1]

Described as a "former agriculturist turned teacher", he was an independent candidate for the Baegu/Asifola constituency in the August 2010 general election, and finished second of fourteen candidates, with 16.3% of the vote; he was defeated by the incumbent, independent MP Toswel Kaua. Kaua died three months later, and Tome won the resulting by-election in March 2011, with 21.4% of the vote.[2][3][4]

On 8 February 2012, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo appointed him Minister for Provincial Government. (His predecessor, Walter Folatalu, was reshuffled as Minister for Communication and Civil Aviation, replacing Andrew Hanaria who had lost his seat upon being found to have bribed voters.)[5] On 1 March, Tome was reshuffled to the position of Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, left vacant by Clay Forau who had been promoted Minister for Foreign Affairs.[6] On 22 October, Tome was reshuffled to the position of Minister for Agriculture.[7]