Tongatapu 4

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Tongatapu 4
Constituency
for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga
Region Tongatapu
Current constituency
Created2010
Number of members1
Member(s) Mateni Tapueluelu

Tongatapu 4 is an electoral constituency for the Legislative Assembly in the Kingdom of Tonga. It was established for the November 2010 general election, when the multi-seat regional constituencies for People's Representatives were replaced by single-seat constituencies, electing one representative via the first past the post electoral system. Located on the country's main island, Tongatapu, it encompasses part of Maʻufanga (a district of the capital city, Nukuʻalofa), and the entirety of the villages of Houmakelikao, ʻAnana, ʻUmisi, Fangaloto, Popua, Patangata, Nukunukumotu, Tukutonga, and Pangaimotu. [1]

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Its first ever representative was ʻIsileli Pulu, of the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands. Pulu was first elected to the Assembly in 2002, and in 2010 began his fourth term as MP, in this new constituency. He was elected with an overwhelming majority, appearing to make this, at present, a safe seat for the party. [2] After the election, he was appointed Minister for Education. [3] For the 2014 election, Pulu was deselected by the party, and stood as an independent. The DPFI endorsed Mateni Tapueluelu, who retained the seat for the party. [4] [5] [6]

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2010 ʻIsileli Pulu Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands
2014 Mateni Tapueluelu Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

Election results

2010

Tongan general election, 2010: Tongatapu 4
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
DPFI ʻIsileli Pulu 127458.3n/a
(unknown)ʻEtika Koka30213.8n/a
(unknown)ʻAhongalu Fusimalohi22310.2n/a
(unknown)ʻEtuate ʻEniti Sakalia2159.8n/a
(unknown)Tupou Lotoʻaniu743.4n/a
(unknown)Mele Tonga Savea Linda Maʻu713.2n/a
(unknown)Christopher Mafi241.1n/a
Turnout 2185
Majority97244.5n/a
DPFI win (new seat)

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References

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  2. "KINGDOM OF TONGA LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS OF 25 NOVEMBER 2010". Adam Carr. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. "Tonga Democrats accept two top jobs, seek more". RNZ. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
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