Port Loyola

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Port Loyola
Constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
DistrictBelize
Electorate4,469 (2012)
Major settlementsBelize City (part)
Current constituency
Created1984
Party     United Democratic Party
Area RepresentativeAnthony 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. St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Primary School lies within the district.

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 MartinezUDP1,78963.22−10.83
Gilroy Usher Sr. PUP99034.98+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 MartinezUDP1,94974.05+14.61
Oscar Rosado PUP55421.05−17.93
Erwin Muhammed "X" Jones VIP1224.64-
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 MartinezUDP2,38659.44+20.13
Dolores Balderamos-García PUP1,56538.98−19.8
Percival Reynolds Independent451.12-
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-GarcíaPUP2,12358.78+15.08
Anthony Martinez UDP1,42039.31−16.99
Robert "Corporal" Mariano PDP320.88-
Eigenia Vilkirey Lamb Cayetano NABR190.53-
1993 general election [6][7]
Electorate: 4,196
Turnout: 2,587 (61.65%) +3.06
UDP hold
Majority: 327 (12.6%) −4.2
Henry YoungUDP1,45756.30
Doria Bowman PUP1,13043.7+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 YoungUDP99156.3−5.4
Ernest Staine PUP69539.5+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 YoungUDP1,11261.7-
Ernest Staine PUP54036.3-

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