Hammersmith (UK Parliament constituency)


Hammersmith (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox alt
Name = Hammersmith


Type = Borough
Entity = Greater London
DivisionType = County
Division = Greater London
Year = in time for 2007 to 2010 election
MP =
Party =
EP = London

Hammersmith was in the past and will be again a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It will elect one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.

Boundaries

1885-1918 incarnation

The parliamentary borough of Hammersmith was created by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and consisted of the civil parish of Hammersmith, Middlesex. It returned one member of parliament. [Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885, (48 & 49 Vict.) c. 23, Schedule 4] This was the first parliamentary constituency to be based on the town, which previously had been part of the parliamentary county of Middlesex. In 1889 Hammersmith was transferred to the County of London and in 1900 the Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith was formed, but this did not effect the constituency's boundaries.F A Youngs Jr., "Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England", Vol.I: Southern England, London, 1979]

The parliamentary constituency bordered to the west the Ealing seat, to the north the Harrow division of Middlesex, to the east Kensington North and Kensington South and to the south the Kingston division of Surrey as well as Fulham. In 1918 the Hammersmith constituency was divided into Hammersmith North and Hammersmith South constituencies.

1983-1997 incarnation

The second parliamentary borough of Hammersmith was created in 1983. [The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983 No. 417)] By then the area was part of Greater London and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (both created in 1965). The constituency consisted of ten wards of the London borough, namely Addison, Broadway, Brook Green, College Park and Old Oak, Coningham, Grove, Ravenscourt, Starch Green, White City and Shepherds Bush and Wormholt. The seat was entirely formed from the previous Hammersmith North constituency.

The constituency was abolished in 1997 and replaced by Hammersmith and Fulham. The new constituency included the town centres of both Hammersmith and Fulham. [The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995 No. 1626)]

From the next election

Following a review of parliamentary boundaries in North London, the Boundary Commission for England has created a new Hammersmith constituency, following major changes in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The review has created new seats for both Chelsea and Fulham and Kensington. Hammersmith constituency is formed from the following electoral wards;

*Addison (ward)
*Askew (ward)
*Avonmore and Brook Green (ward)
*College Park and Old Oak (ward)
*Fulham Reach (ward)
*Hammersmith Broadway (ward)
*North End (Hammershith and Fulham ward)
*Ravenscourt Park (ward)
*Shepherd's Bush Green (ward)
*Wormholt (ward)
*White City (ward)

Members of Parliament

Previous versions of the Hammersmith constituency existed from 1885 to 1918 and 1983 to 1997. The more recent one was held by Clive Soley of Labour for its entire existence.

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Shaun Bailey
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Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Andrew Slaughter
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References

ee also

*Constituencies in the next United Kingdom general election
* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London
*Hammersmith and Fulham

References

* "Boundaries of Parliamentary Constituencies 1885-1972", compiled and edited by F.W.S. Craig (Parliamentary Reference Publications 1972)
* "British Parliamentary Constituencies: A Statistical Compendium", by Ivor Crewe and Anthony Fox (Faber and Faber 1984)


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