ʻEua 11

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ʻEua 11
Constituency
for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga
Current constituency
Created 2010
Number of members 1
Member(s) Sione Saulala

ʻEua 11 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 covers the whole of the island of ʻEua, and the much smaller adjacent island of Kalau, despite the "11" in its name, there is only one constituency for ʻEua; each constituency in the country is given a number.[1]

Its first ever representative was Sunia Fili, who had first been elected to Parliament in 1999. Elected as an independent MP in 2010, he was appointed Minister for Finance by Prime Minister Lord Tuʻivakano.[2] Though elected as an independent, he was close to the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands,[3] and joined it in 2012 after resigning from the government.[4]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election
or event
Member Party
2010

Sunia Fili

Independent
2012[5] Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

Election results[edit]

2010[edit]

Tongan general election, 2010: ʻEua 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Sunia Fili 772 37.2
(unknown) Sione Sengililala Moala 667 32.1
(unknown) Tevita Lavemaau 637 30.7
Majority 105 5.1 n/a
Independent win (new seat)

2014[edit]

Along with five other incumbent DPFI MPs, Sunia Fili was not selected as a DPFI candidate for this election, and announced he would be running as an independent candidate.[6]

Tongan general election, 2014: ʻEua 11
Party Candidate Votes % ±
(unknown)
Turnout

References[edit]