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General Election Results - 28 April 1954
Parliament Building, Belize

General elections were held in British Honduras on 28 April 1954 for all 9 seats in the House of Representatives using a first-past-the-post system.

This was the first election to be held under universal suffrage.

The new constitution replaced the Legislative Council with a Legislative Assembly, which had nine elected members, three officials and three appointed members.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 20 candidates contested the election.

Results

The result was a decisive victory for the pro-independence People's United Party, which won eight of the nine seats in a coalition with the General Workers' Union.

The pro-colonial National Party won the remaining seat, with NP candidate Charles Westby prevailing in the Toledo constituency.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 70.41%

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 9 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 14,546
Invalid Votes 100
Total Votes Cast 14,646
Registered Voters 20,801
Voter Turnout 70.41%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Wed, 28 Apr 1954
First Meeting of Parliament -  
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo George Cadle PRICE
People's United Party (PUP)
  Photo W.H. COURTENAY
National Party (NP)
BY THE NUMBERS
PUP/GWU
9 candidates
8 seats
9,461 votes
(65.0%)
NP
National Party
7 candidates
1 seat
3,342 votes
(23.0%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
4 candidates
0 seats
1,743 votes
(12.0%)
SEATS 5 seats for a majority
PUP/GWU 8 seats
1 seat NP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes
  People's United Party - General Workers' Union Winner PUP-GWU 9,461 65.04% 9 8
  National Party NP 3,342 22.98% 7 1
  Independent Candidates IND 1,743 11.98% 4 0
  Total   14,546 100% 20 9
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Key
PUP = People's United Party; UDP=United Democratic Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
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