Steve Laore

Steve Eresi Laore[1] (1963/1964 – 26 August 2010) was a Solomon Islands politician and member of parliament. Formerly a mechanic and businessman, and owner of a construction company, he defeated Augustine Taneko to become MP for the Shortlands constituency. He was a member of the Pacific Casino Hotel group that elevated Danny Philip to the position of prime minister.[2]

The Right Honourable

Steve Laore

Member of Parliament
for Shortlands
In office
4 August 2010  26 August 2010
Preceded byAugustine Taneko
Succeeded byChristopher Laore

On August 26, 2010, only 22 days after he took office, he collapsed at a dinner celebrating Philip's victory and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Laore's death left Philip with a majority of one in the Parliament. He was 46 at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, Caroline Vave Laore, and three children.[3][4]