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.
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.