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Honduran Independence Party (HIP)

The Honduran Independence Party was a short-lived 1950s political party that was essentially a splinter group of the People's United Party (PUP).

A convention held by the People's United Party on 27 September 1956 settled a long political dispute that had hindered the party's development for some time. 10 members of the Central executive of the PUP, led by Leigh Richardson and Phillip Goldson, resigned and vowed to form their own political party.

The HIP was formed on 4 October 1956, and elected its leaders on October 15. They included: Party Leader Leigh Richardson; Deputy  Phillip Goldson; Chairman William Coffin; and Vice Chairman Frank Tench.

In the 1957 general election, the electorate offered HIP nearly 18% of its votes, but no seats, to the new party, placing them second behind the victorious PUP.

A discouraged Richardson resigned as Leader in February 1958 and left for Trinidad. Goldson carried the party along a little further, but he had no choice but to meet with members of the National Party (Belize) (NP) to ask for a merger. The details were worked out in early summer, and the HIP was dissolved on 25 June 1958 (one day before the NP) and merged to form the National Independence Party (Belize) on July 1.

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Founded 4 October 1956
Dissolved 25 June 1958
Years active 1956-1958
Status Defunct
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