Hammersmith and Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Hammersmith and Fulham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Hammersmith and Fulham in Greater London for the 2005 general election.
County Greater London
19972010
Number of members One
Replaced by Chelsea and Fulham, Hammersmith
Created from Fulham, Hammersmith

Hammersmith and Fulham was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. The constituency was abolished at the 2010 general election with its wards being split between two new constituencies of Chelsea and Fulham & Hammersmith.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1997 from parts of the former seats of Hammersmith & Fulham. It covered the central and southern portions of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, including the town centres of both Hammersmith and Fulham, but also included smaller districts such as West Kensington, Brook Green, Barons Court, and Sands End.

The constituency was made up of the electoral wards of:

  • Addison; Avonmore; Broadway; Brook Green; Colehill; Crabtree; Eel Brook; Gibbs Green; Grove; Margravine; Normand; Palace; Ravenscourt; Sands End; Sherbrooke; Sulivan; Town; Walham.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in North London, the Boundary Commission for England's boundary changes which took effect at the 2010 general election erased the Hammersmith and Fulham constituency.

Two new constituencies of Chelsea and Fulham & Hammersmith took Hammersmith and Fulham's electoral wards. The Chelsea and Fulham seat is a cross-border creation.

History[edit]

This highly marginal constituency was represented by only two MPs during its 13-year existence. Iain Coleman won the seat for the Labour Party on its creation in 1997. He narrowly held the seat in 2001, but did not seek a third term as its MP in 2005 due to ill health. On that occasion Greg Hands gained the seat for the Conservative Party, and held it until its abolition in 2010 when he was elected for the new seat of Chelsea and Fulham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1997 Iain Coleman Labour
2005 Greg Hands Conservative
2010 constituency abolished: see Chelsea and Fulham & Hammersmith

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Hammersmith and Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Greg Hands 22,407 45.4 +5.6
Labour Melanie Smallman 17,378 35.2 -9.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Bullion 7,116 14.4 +0.2
Green Fiona Harrold 1,933 3.9 +0.7
UKIP Giles Fisher 493 1.0 +0.2
Majority 5,029 10.2 +7.3
Turnout 49,327 62.4 +6.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing 7.3
General Election 2001: Hammersmith and Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iain Coleman 19,801 44.3 -2.5
Conservative Matthew Carrington 17,786 39.8 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Jon Burden 5,294 11.8 +3.1
Green Daniel Dias 1,444 3.2 +2.2
UKIP Gerald Roberts 375 0.8 +0.5
Majority 2,015 4.5
Turnout 44,700 56.4 -12.3
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Hammersmith and Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iain Coleman 25,262 46.8 N/A
Conservative Matthew Carrington 21,420 39.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Alexi Sugden 4,727 8.8 N/A
Referendum Party M. Bremner 1,023 1.9 N/A
New Labour W. Johnson-Smith 695 1.3 N/A
Green Elizabeth Streeter 562 1.0 N/A
UKIP Gerald Roberts 183 0.3 N/A
Natural Law A. Phillips 79 0.1 N/A
Care in the Community A. Elston 74 0.1 N/A
Majority 3,842 N/A
Turnout 68.7 N/A
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 10.1

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 51°29′N 0°13′W / 51.48°N 0.21°W / 51.48; -0.21