Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)

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Fulham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of members One
Replaced by Fulham East and Fulham West
Created from Chelsea
19551997
Replaced by Hammersmith and Fulham
Created from Fulham East and Fulham West

Fulham was a borough constituency centred on the London district of Fulham. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918 and from 1955 to 1997.

Fulham in the Metropolitan area, boundaries 1885-1918
Fulham in the County of London, boundaries 1955-74

Between 1918 and 1955 it was divided into two constituencies, Fulham East and Fulham West. At the 1997 general election it was replaced by Hammersmith and Fulham.

History[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

1955-1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Fulham wards of Hurlingham, Munster, Sands End, Town, and Walham.

1974-1983: The London Borough of Hammersmith wards of Avonmore, Colehill, Crabtree, Gibbs Green, Helford, Margravine, Parsons Green, Sandford, Sherbrooke, Sulivan, and Town.

1983-1997: The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham wards of Avonmore, Colehill, Crabtree, Eel Brook, Gibbs Green, Margravine, Normand, Palace, Sands End, Sherbrooke, Sulivan, Town, and Walham.

Members of Parliament[edit]

MPs 1885-1918[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 William Fisher Conservative
1906 Timothy Davies Liberal
1910 William Fisher Conservative
1918 constituency abolished: see Fulham East and Fulham West

MPs 1955-1997[edit]

Election Member Party
1955 Michael Stewart Labour
1979 Martin Stevens Conservative
1986 b-e Nick Raynsford Labour
1987 Matthew Carrington Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Hammersmith & Fulham

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

1885 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 2,642 50.5
Liberal George William Erskine Russell 2,590 49.5
Majority 52
Turnout 6,499 80.5
Conservative gain from new seat Swing
George Russell
1886 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 2,557 53.2 2.7
Liberal George William Erskine Russell 2,247 46.8 -2.7
Majority 310
Turnout 6,499 73.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

1892 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 4,365 51.2 -2.0
Liberal W.D. Barnett 4,154 48.8 2.0
Majority 211
Turnout 11,266 75.6
Conservative hold Swing
E.A. Cornwall
1895 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 5,378 56.7 5.5
Liberal Edwin Andrew Cornwall 3,915 41.3 -7.5
Ind. Labour Party William Parnell 191 2.0 n/a
Majority 1,463
Turnout 12,716 74.6
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

William Fisher
1900 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 6,541 60.6 3.9
Liberal Edwin Andrew Cornwall 4,247 39.4 -1.9
Majority 2,294
Turnout 16,600 65.0
Conservative hold Swing
Timothy Davies
1906 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Timothy Davies 8,037 52.0 12.6
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 7,407 48.0 -12.6
Majority 630
Turnout 20,620 74.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

January 1910 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 9,690 55.5 7.5
Liberal Hon. Fitzroy Hemphill 7,761 44.5 -7.5
Majority 1,929 11.0
Turnout 21,009 83.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
December 1910 General Election: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 8,252 55.8 0.3
Liberal Sylvain Mayer 6,526 44.2 -0.3
Majority 1,726 11.6
Turnout 21,009 70.3
Conservative hold Swing
Fulham by-election, 1917
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hayes Fisher unopposed n/a n/a
Conservative hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Fulham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Carrington 21,438 53.4 +1.6
Labour NP Moore 14,859 37.0 +0.3
Liberal Democrat PM Crystal 3,339 8.3 -2.1
Green Mrs EGA Streeter 443 1.1 0.0
Natural Law JV Darby 91 0.2 +0.2
Majority 6,579 16.4 +1.3
Turnout 40,170 75.9 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.