He collected 27 votes ahead of his two rivals former Rannogga/Simbo MP Francis Billy Hilly, 17, and former deputy prime minister Fred Fono, who received four votes.
The fourth candidate Patteson Oti, former MP for Temotu Nende, withdrew just before election yesterday morning.
Sir Allan took over from Sir Peter Kenilorea who held the job in the last eight years.
Speaking after his election, Sir Allan hailed the contribution of his predecessor, describing him as the “father of this nation”.
He said as new speaker he will ensure his responsibilities are discharged in a fair and justice manner.
“To those who have reservation on my candidacy I assure you that I will discharge my responsibilities in accordance with the national constitution, standing orders and other subsidiary legislation and regulations,” he said.
He said as the Speaker he will not only there to chair the proceedings of the parliament meeting but to ensure that all divisions in the legislator or the parliament office functions are improved to meet the challenges of time.
“I will also ensure that all MPs are fully equipped with relevant materials such as the copy of the national constitutions, standing orders legislation for guidance in dealing with the parliament businesses.”
But he said all these challenges need the full cooperation of all the members of parliament, development partners and other stakeholders.
“This is to ensure that the highest law-making body of the land meets the expectation of our people who own the parliament.”
Sir Allan also called on the public to respect the parliament by “working together with them to build our country in a peaceful and harmonious manner as one people and one country”.
Member of Parliament for West Honiara Namson Tran is the new deputy speaker.
By CHARLES KADAMANA
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