John Kaupa was declared tonight at 10:25pm after the 47th exclusive count at the Sir John Guise indoor complex.
He has ousted sitting candidate, Labi Amaiu.
Kaupa polled after the 47th exclusive count a total number of 17, 218 votes, surpassing the absolute majority of 16, 479.
Running second to the newly declared candidate member elect is Carl Okuk who polled 15, 737 votes.
Kaupa signed his writs in front of the returning officer and his assistant as well as counting and polling officials at the venue.