9 Jul 2018

Solomon Islands newest female MP

From , 5:03 am on 9 July 2018

Solomon Islands' newest female MP is encouraging all women to rise above their challenges and pursue their leadership ambitions.

Lanelle Tanangada registered a resounding victory in the Gizo Kolombangara by-election in April.

She is the first woman to be elected to parliament in the Western Province.

Her husband Jimson Tanangada formerly occupied the seat but lost it after he was convicted of bribing voters in the National Elections in 2014.

Mrs Tanangada told Koroi Hawkins she was asked to contest by her people.