Provincial Returning Officer, Ivan Lakatani, declared the province’s longest serving politician just before lunch time today. He has been in politics for over 50 years.
He was declared with a total of 24,892 votes, making him the only member for the province to be re-elected this election.
Sir J polled over 1,600 votes ahead of runner up and National Alliance party candidate, Michael Singan.
The founder of the People’s Progress Party’s win now brings the party tally to three.