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 Notes
1955 Michael Stewart Labour
1979 Martin Stevens Conservative Died 1986
1986 b-e Nick Raynsford Labour
1987 Matthew Carrington Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Hammersmith and Fulham

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

1885 General Election: Fulham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 2,642 50.5 n/a
Liberal George William Erskine Russell 2,590 49.5 n/a
Majority 52 1.0 n/a
Turnout 80.5 n/a
Conservative win
Russell
1886 General Election: Fulham[2]
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 6.4 +5.4
Turnout 73.9 -6.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.7

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

1892 General Election: Fulham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 4,365 51.2 -2.0
Liberal William David Barnett 4,154 48.8 +2.0
Majority 211 2.4 -4.0
Turnout 75.6 +1.7
Conservative hold Swing -2.0
Cornwall
1895 General Election: Fulham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 5,378 56.7 +5.5
Liberal Edwin Andrew Cornwall 3,915 41.2 -7.6
Ind. Labour Party William Parnell 191 2.1 n/a
Majority 1,463 15.5 +13.1
Turnout 12,716 74.6 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Fisher
1900 General Election: Fulham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 6,541 60.6 +3.9
Liberal Edwin Andrew Cornwall 4,247 39.4 -1.8
Majority 2,294 21.2 +5.7
Turnout 65.0 -9.6
Conservative hold Swing +2.8
Davies
1906 General Election: Fulham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Timothy Davies 8,037 52.0 +12.6
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 7,407 48.0 -12.6
Majority 630 4.0 25.2
Turnout 74.9 +9.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.6

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Hemphill
January 1910 General Election: Fulham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Hayes Fisher 9,690 55.5 +7.5
Liberal Fitzroy Hemphill 7,761 44.5 -7.5
Majority 1,929 11.0 15.0
Turnout 83.1 +8.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.5
December 1910 General Election: Fulham[8]
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 +0.6
Turnout 70.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
Fulham by-election, 1917[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist William Hayes Fisher unopposed n/a n/a
Unionist hold Swing n/a

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election, 1955: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 23,972 55.04
Conservative Mrs. Mabel Lilian de la Motte 19,578 44.96
Majority 4,394 10.09
Turnout 78.65
Labour win
General Election, 1959: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 21,525 53.67
Conservative Mrs. Mabel Lilian de la Motte 18,581 46.33
Majority 2,944 7.34
Turnout 77.00
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election, 1964: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 19,788 57.04
Conservative William Michael John Grylls 14,842 42.78
Patriotic Party Arthur Rossi Braybrooke 63 0.18
Majority 4,946 14.26
Turnout 72.06
Labour hold Swing
General Election, 1966: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 20,080 58.31
Conservative William Michael John Grylls 13,094 38.03
Independent Liberal Miss Elisa Sheriff 716 2.08
Communist Peter Robson 256 0.74
Radical Alliance M. Pat Arrowsmith 163 0.47
Patriotic Party Arthur Rossi Braybrooke 126 0.37
Majority 6,986 20.29
Turnout 76.38
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election, 1970: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 16,312 55.01
Conservative Sir Ian Auld Mactaggart 12,807 43.19
Radical Alliance M. Pat Arrowsmith 421 1.42
Anti-Election Roger Moody 112 0.38
Majority 3,505 11.82
Turnout 68.78
Labour hold Swing
General Election, February 1974: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 20,995 46.13
Conservative Martin Stevens 17,446 38.33
Liberal GA Dowden 6,105 13.41
National Front H Smithies 966 2.12
Majority 3,549 7.80
Turnout 78.53
Labour hold Swing
General Election, October 1974: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Robert Michael Maitland Stewart 20,616 49.87
Conservative Martin Stevens 15,295 37.00
Liberal GA Dowden 4,577 11.07
National Front J Cordrey 855 2.07
Majority 5,321 12.87
Turnout 71.44
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1979: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Stevens 20,249 46.68
Labour BJ Stead 18,750 43.22
Liberal David Digby Rendel 3,882 8.95
National Front R Pearce 478 0.99
Majority 1,499 3.46
Turnout 76.05
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1983: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martin Stevens 18,204 46.18 -0.52
Labour A Powell 13,415 34.03 -9.19
Liberal David Digby Rendel 9,174 18.25 +9.3
Ecology Janet Grimes 277 0.7 N/A
National Front R Pearce 229 0.58 -0.57
Independent Liberal J Keats 102 0.26 N/A
Majority 4,798 12.15 +8.69
Turnout 39,421 76.05 -0.03
Conservative hold Swing
Fulham by-election, 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wyvill Richard Nicolls Raynsford 16,451 43.2 +9.17
Conservative Matthew Hadrian Marshall Carrington 12,948 34.0 -12.18
Social Democratic Roger John Liddle 6,953 18.26 +0.01
England Demands Repatriation Jane Birdwood 226 0.59 N/A
Monster Raving Loony David Edward Sutch 134 0.35 N/A
Connoisseur Wine Party John Creighton 127 0.33 N/A
Democratic Rights for Northern Ireland James Black 98 0.26 N/A
Fellowship Rev. Geoffrey Rolph 39 0.1 N/A
Humanist Jon Swinden 38 0.1 N/A
Captain Rainbows Universal Party Liza Duke 37 0.1 N/A
All Party Anti-Common Market Reginald Simmerson 33 0.09 N/A
Majority 3,503 9.2
Turnout 38,084
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election 1987: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Hadrian Marshall Carrington 21,752 51.78
Labour Wyvill Richard Nicolls Raynsford 15,430 36.73
Social Democratic Paul Roderick Clucas Marshall 4,365 10.39
Green Janet Grimes 465 1.11
Majority 6,322 15.05
Turnout 77.09
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1992: Fulham[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Hadrian Marshall Carrington 21,438 53.4 +1.6
Labour Nick P. Moore 14,859 37.0 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Peter M. Crystal 3,339 8.3 −2.1
Green Mrs Elizabeth G.A. Streeter 443 1.1 0.0
Natural Law John V. 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. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  10. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 Dec 2010.