Chelsea and Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Chelsea and Fulham
Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Chelsea and Fulham in Greater London.
County Greater London
Electorate 62,958 (December 2010)[1]
Current constituency
Created 2010
Member of Parliament Greg Hands (Conservative)
Number of members One
Created from Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency London

Chelsea and Fulham /ˈɛlsi ənd ˈfʊləm/ is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Greg Hands of the Conservative Party.

Boundaries[edit]

Chelsea and Fulham constituency is made up of the following electoral wards:[2]

Latest boundary review[edit]

Following the review of parliamentary representation to seek equal representation in London, the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham were paired for constituency allocation purposes and allocated three seats between them.

This broke the previous pairings of Kensington and Chelsea with the City of Westminster, and of Hammersmith and Fulham with the London Borough of Ealing, and therefore abolished the mainstay but not comprehensive seats Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea as the "spillover" cross-boundary seats of Regents Park and Kensington North and Ealing Acton and Shepherds Bush.

Kensington was recreated, having previously been a constituency historically — equally the Hammersmith seat was revived.

Constituency profile[edit]

Containing some of the most affluent areas in London, this is the safest Conservative seat in the capital, and the safest urban Conservative seat in the country, with all wards safely Tory at local level. At the 2010 election, only five areas voted more strongly towards the Conservative Party: Richmond (Yorks) foremost followed by Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, Windsor, Hampshire North East and Chesham and Amersham in Buckinghamshire.[3]

The Premiership football grounds at Stamford Bridge and Craven Cottage are in the seat which is the chosen home of many of London's elite footballers as well as other wealthy celebrities.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[4] Party
2010 Greg Hands Conservative

Elections[edit]

For results of predecessor seats, see Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Chelsea and Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Greg Hands [5]
General Election 2010: Chelsea and Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Greg Hands 24,093 60.5 +5.2
Labour Alex Hilton 7,371 18.5 −6.9
Liberal Democrat Dirk Hazell 6,473 16.2 +2.2
Green Julia Stephenson 671 1.7 −2.5
UKIP Tim Gittos 478 1.2 −0.1
BNP Brian McDonald 388 1.0 N/A
New Independent Conservative Roland Courtenay 196 0.5 N/A
English Democrats George Roseman 169 0.4 N/A
Blue Environment Godfrey Spickernell 17 0.0 N/A
Majority 16,722 42.0 +7.5
Turnout 39,856 60.1
Conservative hold Swing
* Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament

The new seat of Chelsea and Fulham was fought for the first time at the 2010 general election, when it had a notional Conservative majority of over 10,000 based on 2005 election results.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Boundary Commission for England
  3. ^ Electoral Calculus columns
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/chelsea-fulham-2015.html
  6. ^ Times Online guide to the Chelsea and Fulham constituency

Coordinates: 51°29′N 0°11′W / 51.48°N 0.19°W / 51.48; -0.19