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The House of Representatives
Type Lower House
Speaker Emil Arguelles, (Non-affiliated)
since March 14, 2008
Prime Minister Dean Barrow, United Democratic Party
since February 8, 2008
Leader of the Opposition John Briceño, People's United Party
since April 2, 2008
Members 31
Meeting place
National Assembly Building
Independence Hill

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The House of Representatives of Belize is one of two chambers of the National Assembly, the other being the Senate. It was created under the 1981 constitution.

Members are elected by winning a majority of votes in their constituency under the first past the post system. When the body was created, there were 18 members; this number was increased to 28 in 1984, to 29 in 1993, and to 31 in 2008.


Current members of the House of Representatives by district

Note: These members are as of February 7, 2008 as elected by the Belizean electorate.


Belize District

Corozal District

  • Corozal Bay: Pablo Marin (UDP)
  • Corozal North: Nemencio Acosta (UDP)
  • Corozal Southeast: Florencio Marin Jr. (PUP)
  • Corozal Southwest: Gabriel Martinez (UDP)

Orange Walk District

  • Orange Walk Central: Johnny Briceno (PUP)(Leader of the Opposition of Belize)
  • Orange Walk North: Gaspar Vega (UDP)(Deputy Prime Minister)
  • Orange Walk East: Marcel Cardona (UDP)
  • Orange Walk South: Mark Pech (UDP)

Cayo District

Stann Creek District

Toledo District

  • Toledo East: Eden Martinez (UDP)
  • Toledo West: Juan Coy (UDP)

Latest result

e • d  Summary of the 5 March 2003 Belize House of Representatives election results
Parties Votes % Seats
People's United Party 52,934 53.16 22
United Democratic Party 45,376 45.57 7
Independents 1,260 1.27 -
Total valid votes 99,570 100.00 29
Invalid votes 867 0.72 -
Total votes cast (Registered voters: 156,993; turnout: 77.18%) 121,168 100.00 31

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