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 Hammersmith & Fulham
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Iain Coleman Labour 19,801 44.3 -2.5
Matthew Carrington Conservative 17,786 39.8 +0.2
Jon Burden Liberal Democrat 5,294 11.8 +3.0
Daniel Dias Green 1,444 3.2 +2.2
Gerald Roberts UK Independence 375 0.8 +0.5
Majority 2,015 4.5
Turnout 44,700 56.4 -12.3
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 1.3% from Labour to Conservative

Description
The constituency covers the part of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham that is south of the Goldhawk Road. The constituency is made up of the whole of the previous Fulham constituency and the five most southerly wards of what was previously the Hammersmith constituency.

It is a very mixed seat with the affluent and trendy Fulham Road and New Kingís Road lying alongside more deprived areas. In 1997, Hammersmith and Fulham was the 16th poorest local authority in the United Kingdom, according to official statistics.

The area has a reputation as Londonís most overpriced residential area. Some wards have recently increased their Tory support, bucking the general trend in the constituency. Sulivan ward has seen the Tory lead stretch from 5% in the 1986 borough elections, to around 34% in 1998. The northern wards, in contrast are typically Labour.

Only 44% of housing here is owner occupied, yet a fifth of housing is local authority owned. The constituency is home to Fulham and Chelsea football clubs.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 Hammersmith & Fulham
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Iain Coleman Labour 25,262 46.8
Matthew Carrington Conservative 21,420 39.6
Alexi Sugden Liberal Democrat 4,728 8.8
Moyra Bremner Referendum 1,023 1.9
William Johnson-Smith Independent 695 1.3
Elizabeth Streeter Green 562 1.0
G Roberts UK Independence 183 0.3
Alexander Phillips Natural Law 79 0.1
Andrew Elston Independent 74 0.1
Majority 3,842 7.1
Turnout 54,026 68.7
 
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