Pickstock (Belize House constituency)

Pickstock is an electoral constituency in the Belize District represented in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belize since 2008 by Wilfred "Sedi" Elrington of the United Democratic Party.

Pickstock
Constituency
for the Belize House of Representatives
DistrictBelize
Electorate3,537 (2015)
Major settlementsBelize City (part)
Current constituency
Created1961
Party  United Democratic Party
Area RepresentativeWilfred Elrington

ProfileEdit

The Pickstock constituency was created for the 1961 general election as part of a major nationwide redistricting. The constituency is based in north-central Belize City, bordered by the Freetown, Fort George, Albert, Collet and Lake Independence constituencies.[1]

Pickstock's best known area representative is former Prime Minister George Cadle Price, who represented the constituency during the latter part of his long political career. The seat had been held by the People's United Party from its creation until 2008, when it was won by the UDP's Elrington on his fourth attempt. The Belize Progressive Party contested the seat for the first time in 2015.

Area RepresentativesEdit

Election Area Representative[2] Party
1961 Gwendolyn Lizarraga PUP
1974 Adolfo Lizarraga PUP
1979 Jane Ellen Usher PUP
1989 George Cadle Price PUP
2003 Godfrey Smith PUP
2008 Wilfred Elrington UDP

ElectionsEdit

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes % ±%
2015 general election[3]
Electorate: 3,537
Turnout: 2,379 (67.26%) +4.63
UDP hold
Majority: 78 (3.28%) −0.76
Wilfred ElringtonUDP1,16348.89−2.22
Francis Donald Smith PUP1,08545.61−1.46
Patrick Rogers BPP843.53-
2012 general election[4]
Electorate: 3,243
Turnout: 2,031 (62.63%) −9.41
UDP hold
Majority: 82 (4.04%) −9.95
Wilfred ElringtonUDP1,03851.11−5.19
Francis Donald Smith PUP95647.07+4.76
2008 general election[5]
Electorate: 3,294
Turnout: 2,373 (72.04%) −9.05
UDP gain from PUP
Majority: 332 (13.99%) −14.56
Wilfred ElringtonUDP1,33656.3+40.66
Godfrey Smith PUP1,00442.31−13.49
2003 general election[6]
Electorate: 1,987
Turnout: 1,611 (81.09%) −8.97
PUP hold
Majority: 460 (28.55%) +21.09
Godfrey SmithPUP89955.8+2.63
Wilfred Elrington Independent43927.25-
Diane Haylock UDP25215.64−30.07
1998 general election[7]
Electorate: 1,489
Turnout: 1,341 (90.06%) +32.35
PUP hold
Majority: 100 (7.46%) +1.66
George Cadle PricePUP71353.17+0.27
Wilfred Elrington UDP61345.71−1.39
Ivan Roberts PDP70.52-
1993 general election[8][9]
Electorate: 2,424
Turnout: 1,399 (57.71%) −4.01
PUP hold
Majority: 81 (5.8%) −15.4
George Cadle PricePUP74052.9−6.9
Wilfred Elrington UDP65947.1+8.5
1989 general election[10][11]
Electorate: 2,453
Turnout: 1,514 (61.72%) −7.31
PUP hold
Majority: 322 (21.2%) +17.2
George Cadle PricePUP90659.8+8.2
Cyril Davis UDP58438.6−9.0
1984 general election[12][13]
Electorate: 2,241
Turnout: 1,547 (69.03%) −19.89
PUP hold
Majority: 53 (4.0%) −2.2
Jane Ellen UsherPUP78951.6−1.2
Ramon Vasquez UDP73647.6+1.0
1979 general election[14]
Electorate: 1,652
Turnout: 1,469 (88.92%) +20.82
PUP hold
Majority: 6.2% (+5.8)
Jane Ellen UsherPUP52.8+3.5
Paul Rodriguez UDP46.6−2.3
1974 general election[15]
Electorate: 1,304
Turnout: 888 (68.1%) −10.53
PUP hold
Majority: 0.4% (−29.4)
Adolfo LizarragaPUP49.3−15.3
Paul Rodriguez UDP48.9-
1969 general election[16]
Electorate: 1,315
Turnout: 1,034 (78.63%) +9.85
PUP hold
Majority: 29.8% (−8.6)
Gwendolyn LizarragaPUP64.6−3.7
Charles Woods NIP34.8+4.9
1965 general election[17]
Electorate: 2,172
Turnout: 1,494 (68.78%) −15.62
PUP hold
Majority: 38.4% (−13.9)
Gwendolyn LizarragaPUP68.3−0.3
Jaime Staines NIP29.9+13.6
1961 general election[18]
Electorate: 1,680
Turnout: 1,418 (84.4%) n/a
PUP win
Majority: 52.3% (n/a)
Gwendolyn LizarragaPUP68.6-
Jaime Staines NIP16.3-
Claire Gill CDP13.3-
Robert Taylor Independent0.7-

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Belize election maps, Psephos - Adam Carr's Election Archive. (accessed 20 November 2014)
  2. ^ Elections Results, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 20 November 2014)
  3. ^ OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2015, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 8 October 2020)
  4. ^ GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 2012, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  5. ^ 2008 General Elections Final Results , Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  6. ^ 2003 General Elections final results, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  7. ^ General Elections 1998, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  8. ^ General Elections 1993, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  9. ^ 1993 Parliamentary Elections, Political Database of the Americas. (accessed 22 November 2014)
  10. ^ General Elections 1989, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  11. ^ 1989 Parliamentary Elections, Political Database of the Americas. (accessed 22 November 2014)
  12. ^ General Elections 1984, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  13. ^ 1984 Parliamentary Elections, Political Database of the Americas. (accessed 22 November 2014)
  14. ^ General Elections 1979, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  15. ^ General Elections 1974, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  16. ^ General Elections 1969, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  17. ^ General Elections 1965, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
  18. ^ General Elections 1961, Belize Elections and Boundaries Commission. (accessed 19 November 2014)
National Assembly of Belize
Preceded by Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1989–1993
Succeeded by
Preceded by Constituency represented by the Leader of the Opposition
1993–1996
Succeeded by