Port Loyola

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Port Loyola
constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
District Belize
Electorate 4,469 (2012)
Major settlements Belize City (part)
Current constituency
Created 1984
Party      United Democratic Party
Area Representative Anthony Martinez

Port Loyola is an electoral constituency in the Belize District represented in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belize since 2003 by Anthony "Boots" Martinez of the United Democratic Party.

Port Loyola contains some of the worst conditions in Belize City's Southside, and has a high crime rate.

History[edit]

Port Loyola, extending from the North Creek to the Port Authority and eastward to the Yarborough Bridge, was created in 1984 on the eve of that year's legislative elections. Its first representative was businessman Henry Young, who was reelected in 1989 and 1993 before stepping aside in 1998.

In 1998, the UDP selected Anthony "Boots" Martinez to contest the division against lawyer Dolores Balderamos-García. Balderamos-García defeated Martinez badly and served until 2003, when Martinez won election.

Area Representatives[edit]

Election Area Representative[1] Party
1984 Henry Young UDP
1998 Dolores Balderamos-García PUP
2003 Anthony Martinez UDP

Elections[edit]

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
2012 general election [2]
Electorate: 4,469
Turnout: 2,830 (63.33%) −0.77
UDP hold
Majority: 790 (28.24%) −24.76
Anthony Martinez UDP 1,789 63.22 −10.83
Gilroy Usher Sr. PUP 990 34.98 +13.93
2008 general election [3]
Electorate: 4,106
Turnout: 2,632 (64.1%) −5.11
UDP hold
Majority: 1,395 (53.0%) +32.54
Anthony Martinez UDP 1,949 74.05 +14.61
Oscar Rosado PUP 554 21.05 −17.93
Erwin Muhammed "X" Jones VIP 122 4.64 -
2003 general election [4]
Electorate: 5,800
Turnout: 4,014 (69.21%) −13.84
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 821 (20.46%) +0.99
Anthony Martinez UDP 2,386 59.44 +20.13
Dolores Balderamos-García PUP 1,565 38.98 −19.8
Percival Reynolds Independent 45 1.12 -
1998 general election [5]
Electorate: 4,349
Turnout: 3,612 (83.05%) +21.4
PUP gain from UDP
Majority: 703 (19.47%) +6.87
Dolores Balderamos-García PUP 2,123 58.78 +15.08
Anthony Martinez UDP 1,420 39.31 −16.99
Robert "Corporal" Mariano PDP 32 0.88 -
Eigenia Vilkirey Lamb Cayetano NABR 19 0.53 -
1993 general election [6][7]
Electorate: 4,196
Turnout: 2,587 (61.65%) +3.06
UDP hold
Majority: 327 (12.6%) −4.2
Henry Young UDP 1,457 56.3 0
Doria Bowman PUP 1,130 43.7 +4.2
1989 general election [8][9]
Electorate: 3,002
Turnout: 1,759 (58.59%) −4.22
UDP hold
Majority: 296 (16.8%) −8.6
Henry Young UDP 991 56.3 −5.4
Ernest Staine PUP 695 39.5 +3.2
1984 general election [10][11]
Electorate: 2,452
Turnout: 1,540 (62.81%) n/a
UDP win
Majority: 572 (25.4%) n/a
Henry Young UDP 1,112 61.7 -
Ernest Staine PUP 540 36.3 -

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