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Chelsea and Fulham

2010 Results:
Conservative: 24093 (60.45%)
Labour: 7371 (18.49%)
Liberal Democrat: 6473 (16.24%)
BNP: 388 (0.97%)
UKIP: 478 (1.2%)
Green: 671 (1.68%)
English Democrat: 169 (0.42%)
Others: 213 (0.53%)
Majority: 16722 (41.96%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Conservative: 19786 (55.8%)
Labour: 9062 (25.5%)
Liberal Democrat: 4717 (13.3%)
Other: 1910 (5.4%)
Majority: 10725 (30.2%)

New seat: combines Chelsea from the old Kensington & Chelsea and Fulham from the old Hammersmith & Fulham seat into one new constituency, leaving stand alone Hammersmith and Kensington constituencues.

Profile: The combination of affluent Chelsea and the gentified Fulham should make Chelsea and Fulham an unassailable Conservative stronghold, perhaps at the expense of making both Hammersmith and Kensington more favourable to Labour.

portraitCurrent MP: Greg Hands (Conservative) born 1965 in New York to British parents. Educated at Dr Challoner`s Grammar School and Cambridge University. Former banker. Former Hammersmith & Fulham councillor and Conservative group leader. MP for Hammersmith & Fulham since 2005.

2010 election candidates:
portraitGreg Hands (Conservative) born 1965 in New York to British parents. Educated at Dr Challoner`s Grammar School and Cambridge University. Former banker. Former Hammersmith & Fulham councillor and Conservative group leader. MP for Hammersmith & Fulham since 2005.
portraitAlex Hilton (Labour) born 1976. Author of `Recess Monkey` blog and founder of LabourHome. Redbridge councillor until 2006. Contested Canterbury 2005.
portraitDirk Hazell (Liberal Democrat) Chief Executive of the Environmental Services Association. Former Merton councillor for the Conservative party.
portraitJulia Stephenson (Green) author and journalist. Contested Kensington and Chelsea 2001, 2005. Contested West Central 2004, 2008 London elections.
portraitTim Gittos (UKIP)
portraitBrian McDonald (BNP)
portraitGeorge Roseman (English Democrat)
portraitRoland Courtenay (New Independent Conservative Chelsea and Fulham)
portraitGodfrey Spickernell (Blue Environment)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 99749
Male: 47.1%
Female: 52.9%
Under 18: 16.6%
Over 60: 16.9%
Born outside UK: 35.6%
White: 84.8%
Black: 5.5%
Asian: 3.5%
Mixed: 3.1%
Other: 3.1%
Christian: 67.8%
Hindu: 0.8%
Jewish: 1.5%
Muslim: 5%
Full time students: 5.8%
Graduates 16-74: 49.8%
No Qualifications 16-74: 14.1%
Owner-Occupied: 48.7%
Social Housing: 24.4% (Council: 13.6%, Housing Ass.: 10.8%)
Privately Rented: 22.1%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 10.2%

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