British Honduras general election, 1965

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British Honduras general election, 1965
British Honduras
1961 ←
1 March 1965 → 1969

All 18 seats in the British Honduras Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
  George Cadle Price
NIP
Leader George Cadle Price Philip Goldson
Party PUP NIP
Leader since 1956 1962
Leader's seat Freetown candidate in Albert
Last election 18 seats 0 seats
Seats won 16 2
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 2
Popular vote 15,271 10,407
Percentage 57.8% 39.4%
Swing Decrease 6.87 Increase 15.77

Premier before election

George Cadle Price
PUP

Elected Premier

George Cadle Price
PUP

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A legislative election was held in British Honduras (now Belize) on 1 March 1965. Belizeans elected 18 members to the British Honduras Legislative Assembly.

The ruling People's United Party (PUP) won 16 of 18 seats in the election. However, the opposition National Independence Party entered the Legislative Assembly for the first time in the election, with party leader Philip Goldson winning in the Albert constituency[1] and Edwin Morey winning in Toledo North.[2]

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e • d Summary of the 1 March 1965 British Honduras Legislative Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
People's United Party 15,271 57.8 16
National Independence Party 10,407 39.4 2
Independents 753 2.8 -
Total valid votes 26,431 100.00 18
Invalid votes 770
Total votes cast (turnout: 69.8%) 26,431
Registered voters 37,860