House of Representatives (Belize)

House of Representatives
Coat of arms or logo
Michael Peyrefitte
Since March 21, 2012
Dean Barrow, UDP
Since February 8, 2008
Johnny Briceño, PUP
Since January 31, 2016
Seats 31
Political groups

HM Government

HM Most Loyal Opposition

Meeting place
National Assembly Building of Belize
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 commonly called "Area Representatives."

Area Representatives are elected by winning a majority of votes in their respective constituencies under the first-past-the-post system. The body is directly descended from the British Honduras Legislative Assembly created in 1954 with nine elected members. It has been expanded several times since: to 18 in 1961, 28 in 1984, 29 in 1993 and finally to 31 in 2008. The leader of the majority party in the Belize House typically becomes Prime Minister of Belize.

Current members of the House of Representatives by district

The elected representatives and their constituencies according to the Elections and Boundaries Department are:[1]

Belize District
Orange Walk District
Cayo District
Corozal District
Stann Creek District
Toledo District

Latest election

{{Belizean legislative election, 2015 [2]}}

See also


  1. General Elections 2012, Elections and Boundaries Department, 7 March 2012.

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Coordinates: 17°15′04″N 88°46′23″W / 17.2511°N 88.7731°W / 17.2511; -88.7731

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