Christopher Laore

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The Right Honourable
Christopher Laore
MP
Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services
Assumed office
22 October 2012
Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo
Preceded by David Tome
Member of Parliament
for Shortlands
Assumed office
30 March 2011
Preceded by Steve Laore
Personal details
Political party Independent[1]

Christopher Laore is a Solomon Islands politician.

A physiotherapist, he worked as Director of Rehabilitation Services at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. In August 2010, his brother Steve Laore was elected first time Member of Parliament for the constituency of Shortlands, in the Western Province, but died suddenly just three weeks later. Christopher Laore resigned from his position in the Hospital to stand as a candidate in the resulting bye-election in March 2011, which he won with 58.9% of the vote. Upon being elected, he stated: "At this time I don't have any plans and visions. My people want me to come and implement the plans and visions of my brother", which he described as improving the livelihood of the people and helping them be self-reliant.[2][3][4]

After serving as a backbencher in Prime Minister Danny Philip's parliamentary majority, in early November 2011 he joined a mass defection to the opposition, bringing down Philip's government.[5][6] He sat on the backbenches in the parliamentary majority of new Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. On 22 October 2012, Lilo appointed him Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Solomons' electoral official rejects accusations of briberyy during by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Solomons MP dies after election win", Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 2010
  3. ^ "New MP for Shortlands", Solomon Star, 1 April 2011
  4. ^ "Laore carries on plan", Solomon Star, 6 April 2011
  5. ^ "Backbenchers confirm allegiance to Opposition", Solomon Star, 11 November 2011
  6. ^ "PM Resigns" Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Solomon Star, 11 November 2011
  7. ^ "Ministers Fired and Replaced", Solomon Times, 23 October 2012