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General Election Results - 5 December 1969
Parliament Building, Belize

General elections were held in British Honduras on 5 December 1969 for all 18 seats in the House of Representatives using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of xx candidates contested the election.

Results

The ruling People's United Party (PUP) won 17 of 18 seats in the election, increasing its large majority. Among the opposition only Philip Goldson, leader of the National Independence Party, retained his seat.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 75.03%

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 18 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 21,900
Invalid Votes 477
Total Votes Cast 22,377
Registered Voters 29,823
Voter Turnout 75.03%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Fri, 5 Dec 1969
First Meeting of Parliament -  
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo George Cadle PRICE
People's United Party (PUP)
  Photo Philip GOLDSON
National Independence Party (NIP)
BY THE NUMBERS
PUP
- candidates
17 seats
12,888 votes
(58.9%)
NIP/PDM
National Independence Party
- candidates
1 seats
8,910 votes
(40.7%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
- candidates
0 seats
102 votes
(0.5%)
SEATS 10 seats for a majority
PUP 17 seats (+1)
1 NIP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  People's United Party Winner PUP 12,888 58.85% +1.07% - 17 +1
  National Independence Party + People's Development Movement NIP + PDM 8,910 40.68% +1.31% - 1 -1
  Independent Candidates IND 102 0.47% -2.38% - 0 -
  Total   21,900 100% - - 18 -
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Key
PUP = People's United Party; UDP=United Democratic Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Elections & Boundaries Department, Government of Belize
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