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)
||Fr. John Gerea
Second Parliament (1980–1984)
Third Parliament (1984–1988)
Fourth Parliament (1989–1993)
Fifth Parliament (1994–1997)
||John Maetia Kauluae
Sixth Parliament (1997–2001)
||People's Progressive Party
||Death (kidney disease)|
||James Tarasele Saliga
||William Harry Gigini
Seventh Parliament (2001–2005)
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 references
- "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