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Belize Rural South

People's United Party United Democratic Party (Belize) Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission
Belize Rural South
Constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
DistrictBelize
Electorate7,100 (2012)
Major settlementsSan Pedro Town
Current constituency
Created1961
Party     United Democratic Party
Area RepresentativeManuel Heredia

Belize Rural South is an electoral constituency in the Belize District represented in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belize since 2003 by Manuel Heredia of the United Democratic Party.

Profile

The Belize Rural South constituency was created for the 1961 general election as part of a major nationwide redistricting. Out of the 13 Belize District constituencies it is one of three located outside the Belize City limits. Belize Rural South consists of the offshore cayes (islands) of Belize District, including Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and St. George's Caye. San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye is the constituency's main settlement.

Ever since the creation of Belize Rural Central in 1993, the name "Belize Rural South" has been something of a misnomer, as the constituency lies primarily to the north and east of the Belize District mainland.[1] In 2012 it reported an electorate of 7,100, larger than any other Belize District constituency.

Area Representatives

Election Area Representative[2] Party
1961 Louis Sylvestre PUP
1989 Glenn Godfrey PUP
1998 Patty Arceo PUP
2003 Manuel Heredia UDP

Elections

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
2012 general election [3]
Electorate: 7,100
Turnout: 4,987 (70.24%) −3.71
UDP hold
Majority: 453 (9.08%) −16.26
Manuel HerediaUDP2,47949.71−11.8
Patty Arceo PUP2,02640.63+4.46
"Bobby" Robert Lopez VIP3326.66-
William "Mike" Campbell Independent240.48-
2008 general election [4]
Electorate: 5,470
Turnout: 4,045 (73.95%) −6.68
UDP hold
Majority: 1,025 (25.34%) +21.7
Manuel HerediaUDP2,48861.51+10.09
Murlene "Mel" Spain PUP1,46336.17−11.61
Ernesto Caliz NRP541.33-
2003 general election [5]
Electorate: 3,712
Turnout: 2,993 (80.63%) −10.47
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 109 (3.64%) −10.88
Manuel HerediaUDP1,53951.42+8.93
Patty Arceo PUP1,43047.78−9.23
1998 general election [6]
Electorate: 2,653
Turnout: 2,417 (91.1%) +10.45
PUP hold
Majority: 351 (14.52%) +2.12
Patty ArceoPUP1,37857.01+0.81
Manuel Heredia UDP1,02742.49−1.31
1993 general election [7][8]
Electorate: 2,218
Turnout: 1,789 (80.65%) +12.08
PUP hold
Majority: 221 (12.4%) −19.2
Glenn GodfreyPUP1,00556.2−8.6
Santiago Castillo UDP78443.8+10.6
1989 general election [9][10]
Electorate: 3,350
Turnout: 2,297 (68.57%) −1.53
PUP hold
Majority: 727 (31.6%) +14.0
Glenn GodfreyPUP1,48964.8+7.2
Rudolph Thompson UDP76233.2−6.8
1984 general election [11][12]
Electorate: 2,471
Turnout: 1,732 (70.1%) −17.84
PUP hold
Majority: 305 (17.6%) −8.1
Louis SylvestrePUP99757.6−4.2
Jose Marin UDP69240.0+3.9
1979 general election [13]
Electorate: 2,280
Turnout: 2,005 (87.94%) +17.18
PUP hold
Majority: 25.7% (−5.9)
Louis SylvestrePUP61.8−2.2
Gaspar Lara UDP36.1+3.7
1974 general election [14]
Electorate: 1,491
Turnout: 1,055 (70.76%) +0.34
PUP hold
Majority: 31.6% (−26.3)
Louis SylvestrePUP64.0−13.9
Harry Lawrence UDP32.4-
1969 general election [15]
Electorate: 1,369
Turnout: 964 (70.42%) +7.77
PUP hold
Majority: 57.9% (+14.5)
Louis SylvestrePUP77.9+7.6
Allan Anderson NIP20.0−6.9
1965 general election [16]
Electorate: 1,229
Turnout: 770 (62.65%) −11.59
PUP hold
Majority: 43.4% (−22.3)
Louis SylvestrePUP70.3−11.0
Phillip Gillett NIP26.9+11.3
1961 general election [17]
Electorate: 1,052
Turnout: 781 (74.24%) n/a
PUP win
Majority: 65.7% (n/a)
Louis SylvestrePUP81.3-
Todd Brown NIP15.6-

References

  1. ^ Belize election maps, Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive. (accessed 20 November 2014)
  2. ^ Elections Results, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 20 November 2014)
  3. ^ GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2012, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  4. ^ 2008 General Elections Final Results , Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  5. ^ 2003 General Elections final results, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  6. ^ General Elections 1998, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  7. ^ General Elections 1993, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  8. ^ 1993 Parliamentary Elections, Political Database of the Americas. (accessed 22 November 2014)
  9. ^ General Elections 1989, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  10. ^ 1989 Parliamentary Elections, Political Database of the Americas. (accessed 22 November 2014)
  11. ^ General Elections 1984, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  12. ^ 1984 Parliamentary Elections, Political Database of the Americas. (accessed 22 November 2014)
  13. ^ General Elections 1979, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  14. ^ General Elections 1974, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  15. ^ General Elections 1969, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  16. ^ General Elections 1965, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  17. ^ General Elections 1961, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)