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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 elected by winning a majority of votes in their constituency under the first past the post system. When the body was created, there were 18 members; this number was increased to 28 in 1984, to 29 in 1993, and to 31 in 2008.

Twelth House of Representatives
Members Name Constituency Party
- - Speaker of the House
Hon. Dean Oliver BARROW Queen's Square United Democratic Party
Hon. Tracy Ann PANTON Albert United Democratic Party
Hon. Beverley Diane CASTILLO Belize Rural Central United Democratic Party
Hon. Edmond "Clear the Land" CASTRO Belize Rural North United Democratic Party
Hon. Manuel "Junior" HEREDIA Belize Rural South United Democratic Party
Hon. John Birchman SALDIVAR Belmopan United Democratic Party
Hon. Rene MONTERO Cayo Central United Democratic Party
Hon. Omar FIGUEROA Cayo North United Democratic Party
Hon. Erwin Rafael CONTRERAS Cayo West United Democratic Party
Hon. Patrick Jason FABER Collet United Democratic Party
Hon. Pablo Saul MARIN Corozal Bay United Democratic Party
Hon. Hugo PATT Corozal North United Democratic Party
Dr. the Hon. Angel CAMPOS Corozal South West United Democratic Party
Hon. Frank "Papa" MENA Dangriga United Democratic Party
Hon. Michael FINNEGAN Mesopotamia United Democratic Party
Hon. Elodio Jr. "Son of the East" ARAGON Orange Walk East United Democratic Party
Hon. Gaspar "Gapi" VEGA Orange Walk North United Democratic Party
Hon. Wilfred Peter "Sedi" ELRINGTON Pickstock United Democratic Party
Hon. Anthony "Boots" MARTINEZ Port Loyola United Democratic Party
Hon. Kareem MUSA Caribbean Shores People's United Party
Hon. Orlando "Landy" HABET Cayo North East People's United Party
Hon. Julius ESPAT Cayo South People's United Party
Hon. Florencio Hulian MARIN Jr. Corozal South East People's United Party
Hon. Said MUSA Fort George People's United Party
Hon. Francis FONSECA Freetown People's United Party
Hon. Cordel HYDE Lake Independence People's United Party
Hon. Johnny BRICENO Orange Walk Central People's United Party
Hon. Jose Abelardo MAI Orange Walk South People's United Party
Hon. Rodwell Stephen FERGUSON Sr. Stann Creek West People's United Party
Hon. Michael Joseph ESPAT Toledo East People's United Party
Hon. Ruben Oscar REQUENA Toledo West People's United Party
Eleventh House of Representatives
Members Name Constituency Party
Mr. Emil Arguelles - Speaker of the House
Hon. Dean O. Barrow Queen's Square United Democratic Party
Hon. Gaspar Vega Orange Walk North United Democratic Party
Hon. Elvin Penner Cayo North East United Democratic Party
Hon. Wilfred Elrington Pickstock United Democratic Party
Hon. Rene Montero Cayo Central United Democratic Party
Hon. Erwin Contreras Cayo West United Democratic Party
Hon. Patrick Faber Collet United Democratic Party
Hon. Pablo Marin Corozal Bay United Democratic Party
Hon. Ivan Micheal "Maca" Ramos Dangriga United Democratic Party
Hon. Michael Finnegan Mesopotamia United Democratic Party
Hon. Micheal Joseph Espat Toledo East United Democratic Party
Hon. Santino "Santi" Castillo Caribbean Shores United Democratic Party
Hon. John Saldivar Belmopan United Democratic Party
Hon. Rodwell Ferguson Stann Creek West United Democratic Party
Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. Belize Rural South United Democratic Party
Hon. Anthony "Boots" Martinez Port Loyola United Democratic Party
Hon. Edmond George Castro Belize Rural North United Democratic Party
Hon. Hugo Patt Corozal North United Democratic Party
Hon. Mark Anthony King Lake Independence United Democratic Party
Hon. Herman R. Longsworth Albert United Democratic Party
Hon. Jose Abelardo Orange Walk South United Democratic Party
Hon. Joseph Mahmud Cayo North People's United Party
Hon. Julius Espat Cayo South People's United Party
Hon. Francis Fonseca Freetown People's United Party
Hon. John Briceno Orange Walk Central People's United Party
Hon. Said Musa Fort George People's United Party
Hon. Oscar Requena Toledo West People's United Party
Hon. Ramiro Ramirez Corozal South West People's United Party
Hon. Dolores Balderamos Garcia Belize Rural Central People's United Party
Hon. Marco Tulio Mendez Orange Walk East People's United Party
Hon. Florencio Julian Marin Corozal South East People's United Party
Speakers of the House of Representatives
The Speaker of the House of Representatives presides over the Sitting of the House. It is the Speaker's role to ensure that there is order and decorum during a Sitting and also to apply the rules of the House (Standing Orders), and to oversee procedures. The Speaker chairs the National Assembly Staff Committee and is also the chief diplomatic representative of the House of Representatives.
Name Entered Office Left Office
Hon. Woldrich Harrison COURTENAY, OBE 12 Mar 1965 3 Oct 1974
Hon. Alexander HUNTER, KBE 8 Nov 1974 27 Jul 1979
Hon. Charles Bartlett HYDE, MBE 30 Nov 1979 9 Nov 1984
Hon. Carlos CASTILLO 21 Dec 1984 31 Jul 1989
Hon. Robert Clifton SWIFT 15 Sep 1989 1 June 1993
Hon. Bernard Q. PITTS, SC 16 Jul 1993 13 Jul 1998
Hon. Sylvia FLORES 12 Sep 1998 1 Jul 2001
Hon. Elizabeth ZABANEH 3 Aug 2001 4 Feb 2008
Hon. Emil ARGUELLES 14 Mar 2008 3 Feb 2012
Hon. Michael PEYREFITTE 21 Mar 2012 Dec 2016
Hon Laura LONGSWORTH Jan 2016 present
source: http://www.nationalassembly.gov.bz
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