Chelsea and Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Chelsea and Fulham|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chelsea and Fulham in Greater London.
|Population||105,697 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||62,958 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Greg Hands (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Chelsea and Fulham (Contemp. RP) /ˈt͡ʃɛlsi ənd ˈfʊlm̩/, (Cons. RP) /ˈt͡ʃelsɪ/, (Est. Eng.) /ˈt͡ʃɛwsi/ is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 creation by Greg Hands of the Conservative Party.
Chelsea and Fulham constituency is made up of the following electoral wards:
- From the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham Broadway; Munster; Palace Riverside; Parsons Green and Walham; Sands End; Town.
- From the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Cremorne; Hans Town; Redcliffe; Royal Hospital; Stanley.
Latest boundary review
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.
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 only one Labour ward 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.
Members of Parliament
Elections in the 2010s
|General Election 2015: Chelsea and Fulham|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Bailey|
|General Election 2010: Chelsea and Fulham|
|Liberal Democrat||Dirk Hazell||6,473||16.2||+2.2|
|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|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and references
- "Chelsea and Fulham: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Boundary Commission for England
- Electoral Calculus columns
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Times Online guide to the Chelsea and Fulham constituency
- nomis Constituency Profile for Chelsea and Fulham — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics.