Iain Coleman

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Iain Coleman
Member of Parliament
for Hammersmith and Fulham
In office
2 May 1997 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Constituency Established
Succeeded by Greg Hands
Personal details
Born (1958-01-18) 18 January 1958 (age 59)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Sally Powell

Iain Coleman (born 18 January 1958) was the Labour Member of Parliament for Hammersmith and Fulham in London from 1997 to 2005. He was elected as a councillor in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for Shepherd's Bush Green ward in May 2010.

Coleman was educated at Tonbridge School. He worked as a local government officer in the London Boroughs of Ealing and Islington. His mother and brother were councillors in Barnet and Westminster respectively.

Coleman was a councillor on Hammersmith and Fulham Council 1986-97, serving as Leader 1991-96 and Mayor from 1996 to 1997. When Chief Whip of the Labour Group, he had resigned over service cuts. He was first elected as an MP in the 1997 general election, and retained the highly marginal seat at the 2001 general election.

He announced on 14 March 2005, that he would not be contesting the May 2005 general election, due to ill health. Melanie Smallman was subsequently selected by the local Constituency Labour Party to replace him as candidate but was unsuccessful, losing to Greg Hands of the Conservative Party. Coleman subsequently stood for Labour in the May 2006 local election for the North End ward, but failed to gain a seat, the Conservatives making a clean sweep of the ward.[1] However he was elected to as a councillor for Shepherds Bush Green ward at the May 2010 local elections. [2]

Coleman is married to Sally Powell, a Labour councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham, as well as a NEC member; they have one son, Jack Coleman. Iain is also an Arsenal supporter.


  1. ^ "Council Election May 2006". Hammersmith and Fulham Council. 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Council elections 2010 wards and candidates". Hammersmith and Fulham Council. 13 March 2015. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Hammersmith and Fulham
Succeeded by
Greg Hands