Cayo West

United Democratic Party (Belize) People's United Party Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission
Cayo West
Constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
DistrictCayo
Electorate6,351 (2012)
Major settlementsBenque Viejo del Carmen, San Jose Succotz
Current constituency
Created1984
Party     United Democratic Party
Area RepresentativeErwin Contreras

Cayo West is an electoral constituency in the Cayo District represented in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belize since 1998 by Erwin Contreras of the United Democratic Party.

Profile

The Cayo West constituency was one of 10 new seats created for the 1984 general election. Cayo West consists of an area in west-central Cayo District abutting the Guatemalan border. The border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen is the constituency's main settlement.[1]

Area Representatives

Election Area Representative[2] Party
1984 Pedro Guerra Mena UDP
1989 Miguel Ruiz PUP
1993 Amin Hegar PUP
1998 Erwin Contreras UDP

Elections

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
2012 general election [3]
Electorate: 6,351
Turnout: 4,898 (77.12%) −3.44
UDP hold
Majority: 1,334 (27.23%) +2.51
Erwin ContrerasUDP3,07962.86+1.66
Oscar Sabido PUP1,74535.63−0.85
2008 general election [4]
Electorate: 5,621
Turnout: 4,528 (80.56%) −5.74
UDP hold
Majority: 1,119 (24.72%) +15.26
Erwin ContrerasUDP2,77161.2+6.94
Kendall Mendez PUP1,65236.48−8.32
Marta Aguallo Hendrix VIP400.88-
2003 general election [5]
Electorate: 4,656
Turnout: 4,018 (86.3%) −8.01
UDP hold
Majority: 380 (9.46%) +9.13
Erwin ContrerasUDP2,18054.26+4.66
Kendall Mendez PUP1,80044.8−4.47
1998 general election [6]
Electorate: 3,286
Turnout: 3,099 (94.31%) +15.68
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 10 (0.33%) −10.67
Erwin ContrerasUDP1,53749.6+5.1
Amin Hegar PUP1,52749.27−6.23
1993 general election [7][8]
Electorate: 3,168
Turnout: 2,491 (78.63%) −0.54
PUP hold
Majority: 273 (11.0%) +5.8
Amin HegarPUP1,38255.5+4.1
Guillermo Valdez UDP1,10944.5−1.7
1989 general election [9][10]
Electorate: 2,539
Turnout: 2,010 (79.17%) −1.83
PUP gain from UDP
Majority: 104 (5.2%) −6.8
Miguel RuizPUP1,03351.4+8.7
Carlos Leon UDP92946.2−8.5
1984 general election [11][12]
Electorate: 2,042
Turnout: 1,654 (81.0%) n/a
UDP win
Majority: 198 (12.0%) n/a
Pedro Guerra MenaUDP90454.7-
Mac Alamilla PUP70642.7-

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