Fatafehi Fakafanua

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
In office
19 July 2012  29 December 2014
Preceded by Lord Lasike
Succeeded by Tu'ivakano
Member of Parliament
for Ha‘apai
In office
23 April 2008  26 November 2014
Succeeded by Tu'iha'angana
Personal details
Political party none (Nobles' Representative)

Fakafanua, known before ascending to his title as Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomana‘ia Fakafanua is a Tongan politician, Lord of the Realm and former Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly. He is the 8th Fakafanua.

He was bestowed with the title Fakafanua, one of the thirty-three hereditary titles of the Tongan nobility, on 24 April 2006.[1] The title is attached to the estates of Ma'ufanga (on Tongatapu), Nga'akau (on Vava'u) and Faleloa (on Ha'apai), and enables its holder to be elected to the Legislative Assembly as a Representative of the Nobility. During the 2008 by-election he was elected as a representative for Ha'apai, the youngest member ever of the Tongan Parliament. He was re-elected in the November 2010 general election.[2]

On 19 July 2012 he was elected Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly following Lord Lasike's removal from office.[3] He was Tonga's youngest ever Speaker.

In 2008, King George Tupou V appointed Fakafanua Commander of the Order of Queen Salote Tupou III.

Personal life

In 2014 he married Krystal Fane Kite, daughter of Tonga's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.


  1. "New noble bestowed with title", Pacnews, 27 April 2006
  2. "Lord Fakafanua", Parliament of Tonga
  3. "Tonga names new Speaker after Lord Lasike barred from Parliament". Radio New Zealand International. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-19.

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