Chelsea and Fulham (UK Parliament constituency)
|Chelsea and Fulham|
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Chelsea and Fulham in Greater London.
|Population||105,697 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||62,958 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Greg Hands (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham|
|European Parliament constituency||London|
Chelsea and Fulham constituency is made up of the following electoral wards:
- From the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: Fulham Broadway; Munster; Palace Riverside; Parsons Green and Walham; Sands End; Town.
- From the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Brompton and Hans Town; Chelsea Riverside; Redcliffe; Royal Hospital; Stanley.
2010 boundary changeEdit
Following the review of parliamentary representation to seek equal representation in 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 Kensington and Chelsea with the City of Westminster, and of Hammersmith and Fulham with the London Borough of Ealing, and therefore abolished the mainstay but not comprehensive seats Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea with their "spillover" cross-boundary seats of Regents Park and Kensington North and Ealing Acton and Shepherds Bush.
Comprising affluent areas and opulent private housing in London with the little social housing in this division concentrated at the smaller than ward-size Worlds End Estate, this is the safest urban Conservative seat in the country based on length of tenure, size of majorities. An alternative in-depth analysis, of local elections, confirms one ward has seen opposition members in elections since the 1980s, of 11 wards forming the seat. At the 2010 election, five areas voted more strongly towards the Conservative Party: Richmond (Yorks), Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire (Bucks), Windsor (Berkshire), Hampshire North East and Chesham and Amersham also in Bucks.
Somewhat surprisingly, however, in the 2017 snap election the Conservative majority in Chelsea and Fulham was almost halved from 16,022 to 8,188, making it only the eighth-safest Conservative seat in Greater London (with several other seats such as Romford and Bexleyheath and Crayford ironically proving safer for the Tories despite previously electing Labour MPs in the Blair era, whilst Chelsea never did).
Proposed boundary expansionEdit
To return to a reduced the number of MPs (600 nationally) it is proposed to have a general expansion on all boundaries to the north away from the River Thames southern boundary and to create a straighter northern boundary, this introduces the more marginal wards Earls Court and North End, and a safer ward for the incumbent party, Courtfield partially within South Kensington.
Members of ParliamentEdit
Elections in the 2010sEdit
|Liberal Democrat||Louise Rowntree||4,627||11.0||+5.8|
|Liberal Democrat||Simon Bailey||2,091||5.2||-11.0|
|Liberal Democrat||Dirk Hazell||6,473||16.2||N/A|
|New Independent Conservative||Roland Courtenay||196||0.5||N/A|
|English Democrat||George Roseman||169||0.4||N/A|
|Blue Environment||Godfrey Spickernell||17||0.0||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
- * Served as an MP in the 2005–2010 Parliament
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Chelsea and Fulham: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Seat Details". Electoral Calculus. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
- "Majority Sorted Seats". www.electoralcalculus.co.uk. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- Boundary Assistant.org Archived 2017-02-02 at the Wayback Machine Boundaries Commission. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 3)
- "Candidates for Chelsea and Fulham Constituency 2017 general election". Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
- "Chelsea and Fulham Parliamentary constituency". BBC. Archived from the original on 2015-05-08.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- election result "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-08-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) 3Aug15
- "Chelsea & Fulham parliamentary constituency - Election 2017". Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Times Online guide to the Chelsea and Fulham constituency Archived April 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine