Member of Parliament
Tomu Sione was elected to represent the constituency of Niutao in the House of Representatives of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony in general election of 1974. Following the separation of Tuvalu from Kiribati he served in the House of Assembly of the Colony of Tuvalu.
Later political career
Somewhat unusually for a former Governor-General, after standing down from this office, Sione later stood again for parliament. He was elected by the constituency of Niutao and served as Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu from 1998 to 2002.
He was created GCMG in 2001.
Sione lost his seat in the 2002 general election, however he was re-elected in the Tuvaluan general election, 2006 and was subsequent appointed as chairman of the parliamentary caucus in the Administration of Prime Minister of Tuvalu Apisai Ielemia.
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- "Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 2002. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
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