Tongatapu 9

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Tongatapu 9
Constituency
for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga
Region Tongatapu
Electorate2,959
Current constituency
Created2010
Number of members1
Member(s) Falisi Tupou

Tongatapu 9 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. It is a rural constituency located in the south-east of the island of Tongatapu, and covers the villages of Tatakamotonga, Holonga, ʻAlakifonua, Pelehake, Toloa, Fuaʻamotu, Nakolo, Haʻasini, Hamula, Lavengatonga, Fatumu and Haveluliku. [1] [2]

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Its first ever representative was Kaveinga Faʻanunu, a first term MP from the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands, who won it in the November 2010 general election, and died of cancer seven months later, in July 2011. [3] [4] [5] A by-election was held on September 15, 2011 - the first for any seat since the 2010 general election. The Democratic Party retained the seat, with its candidate Falisi Tupou winning by a substantial margin. [3] [6] It appears, at present, to be a safe seat for the party.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2010 Kaveinga Faʻanunu Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands
2011 by-election Falisi Tupou Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands
2014, 2017 Penisimani Fifita Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

Election results

2010

Tongan general election, 2010: Tongatapu 9
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DPFI Kaveinga Faʻanunu 90834.0
(unknown)Sevenitini Toumoʻua41415.5
(unknown)Viliami Fukofuka2629.8
(unknown)Filimone Fifita2419.0
(unknown)ʻAisake ʻEtimoni Tuʻiono2298.6
(unknown)Siaosi ʻEnosi Tuʻipulotu1475.5
(unknown)Semisi Kailahi1365.1
(unknown)Tonga Tongilava Lemoto1104.1
(unknown)ʻEpeli Taufa Kalemani511.9
(unknown)Konisitutone Simana Kami501.9
(unknown)Falati Papani491.8
(unknown)Mosese Latu220.8
(unknown)Sione ʻUmeahola Faeamani210.8
(unknown)ʻOfa Fatai180.7
(unknown)Samisoni Lotaki Kanongataʻa150.6
Turnout 2673
Majority49418.5
DPFI win (new seat)

2011 by-election

Tongatapu 9 by-election, 2011
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DPFI Falisi Tupou 74532.83-1.2%
(unknown)Sevenitini Toumoʻua48321.29+5.8%
(unknown)Viliami Fukofuka46920.67+10.9%
(unknown)Siaosi ʻEnosi Tuʻipulotu25411.20+5.7%
(unknown)ʻEpeli Taufa Kalemani1998.77+6.9%
(unknown)Konisitutone Simana Kami1195.24+3.3%
Turnout 2,26976.68%
Majority26211.55%-7%
DPFI hold Swing -1.2%

2014

Along with five other incumbent DPFI MPs, Falisi Tupou was not selected as a DPFI candidate for this election, and announced he would be running as an independent candidate. [7]

Tongan general election, 2014: Tongatapu 9
PartyCandidateVotes%±
(unknown)
Turnout

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References

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