Niuas by-election, 2005

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The Niuas by-election of 2005 was a by-election held to elect a new People's Representative to the Tongan Legislative Assembly. The vacancy occurred following the appointment of the incumbent, Sione Haukinima, to cabinet. The by-election was won by Lepolo Taunisila, who became the first woman to sit in the Legislative Assembly in twenty years.[1]

Niuas by-election, 5 May 2005 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Lepolo Taunisila 455 37.0
Independent Feinga 'Iloa 335 27.2
Independent Falaniai Taukei'aho 236 19.2
Independent Oketi Lotulelei 'Akau'ola 129 10.5
Independent Sione Kietonga Lauteau Holi 76 6.2
Turnout 1231 100.0

Results from Matangi Tonga.


  1. ^ Advancing Women’s Representation in Tonga by ‘Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki