General elections were held in Belize on 30 October 1974 for all 18 seats in the House of Representatives using a first-past-the-post system.
The election was the first since the country was officially renamed from British Honduras in 1973.
Political Parties & Candidates
A total of xx candidates contested the election. The United Democratic Party (UDP) – formed the previous year by a merger of the National Independence Party, People's Development Movement and Liberal Party – ran for the first time in this election. he UDP fielded candidates nationwide except in Corozal District, where it supported candidates from the Corozal United Front (CUF).
The ruling People's United Party (PUP) won the largest share (12) of seats in the election. The United Democratic Partywon the remaining six seats.
Voter turnout was 70.58%.
The UDP absorbed the CUF after the election.