- Chelsea and Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)
Chelsea and Fulham Borough constituency for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chelsea and Fulham in Greater London.
County Greater London Electorate 62,958 (December 2010) Current constituency Created 2010 Member of Parliament Greg Hands (Conservative) Number of members One Created from Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham Overlaps European Parliament constituency London
Following the review of parliamentary representation in west London, the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham were paired for constituency allocation purposes, and allocated three seats between them.
This broke the previous pairings of Hammersmith and Fulham with Ealing, and Kensington and Chelsea with the City of Westminster, and the end of the former constituencies of Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea, as well as the cross-boundary seats of Regents Park and Kensington North and Ealing Acton and Shepherds Bush.
Chelsea and Fulham constituency is made up of the following electoral wards:
- From Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council: Fulham Broadway; Munster; Palace Riverside; Parsons Green and Walham; Sands End; Town
- From Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council: Cremorne; Hans Town; Redcliffe; Royal Hospital; Stanley
Containing some of the most affluent areas in London, this is the safest Conservative seat in the capital, and the safest urban Conservative seat in the country. At the 2010 election, only a small handful of rural areas leaned more strongly towards the Tories.
In spite of the new boundaries imposed by the Boundary Commission, the Conservatives in the local Council elections lost the Earl's Court Ward By-election in September 2010 to the Liberal Democrats and narrowly won the Cremorne Ward By-election by only 19 votes.  Many commentors blamed the Tory Councillors led by Merrick Cockell for these poor results stating that the Council did not take adequately into account residents' views on projects such as the proposed Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Earl's Court building works.  The Conservatives in the Cremorne Ward ran on the promise to Save Cremorne Gardens yet these gardens are still under threat.
Members of Parliament
Election Member Party 2010 Greg Hands Conservative
Elections in the 2010s
General Election 2010: Chelsea and Fulham Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Greg Hands 24,093 60.5 +5.2 Labour Alex Hilton 7,371 18.5 −6.9 Liberal Democrat Dirk Hazell 6,473 16.2 +2.2 Green Julia Stephenson 671 1.7 −2.5 UKIP Tim Gittos 478 1.2 −0.1 BNP Brian McDonald 388 1.0 N/A New Independent Conservative Roland Courtenay 196 0.5 N/A English Democrats George Roseman 169 0.4 N/A Blue Environment Godfrey Spickernell 17 0.0 N/A Majority 16,722 42.0 +7.5 Turnout 39,856 60.1 Conservative hold Swing
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
The 17 votes won by Godfrey Spickernell was the lowest for any candidate in the 2010 election.
Notes and references
- ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. http://www.boundarycommissionforengland.org.uk/electoral-figures/electoral-figures.htm. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- ^ Boundary Commission for England
- ^ Cremorne Gardens, London
- ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- ^ Times Online guide to the Chelsea and Fulham constituency
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