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Hammersmith

2010 Results:
Conservative: 17261 (36.38%)
Labour: 20810 (43.85%)
Liberal Democrat: 7567 (15.95%)
BNP: 432 (0.91%)
UKIP: 551 (1.16%)
Green: 696 (1.47%)
Independent: 135 (0.28%)
Majority: 3549 (7.47%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 18662 (44.6%)
Conservative: 13015 (31.1%)
Liberal Democrat: 8044 (19.2%)
Other: 2127 (5.1%)
Majority: 5646 (13.5%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 22407 (45.4%)
Labour: 17378 (35.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7116 (14.4%)
Green: 1933 (3.9%)
UKIP: 493 (1%)
Majority: 5029 (10.2%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 17786 (39.8%)
Labour: 19801 (44.3%)
Liberal Democrat: 5294 (11.8%)
UKIP: 375 (0.8%)
Green: 1444 (3.2%)
Majority: 2015 (4.5%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 21420 (39.6%)
Labour: 25262 (46.8%)
Liberal Democrat: 4728 (8.8%)
Referendum: 1023 (1.9%)
Other: 1593 (2.9%)
Majority: 3842 (7.1%)

Boundary changes: Major. The borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is paired with Kensington, rather than Ealing. This means the creation of a new Chelsea and Fulham seat, taking half of the old Hammersmith and Fulham. and the addition of the areas of Hammersmith and Fulham that had previously been in the Ealing Acton and Shepherds Bush seat.

Profile: A west London seat consisting of the western part of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, stretching from Wormwood Scrubs in the north down to the Thames and up to the West Cross Route (the former M41) in the east. The seat covers the successful commerical and business hub of Hammersmith itself, the western part of Earl`s Court (the exhibition centre itself straddles the border between this and Westminster North), West Kensington, Shepherds Bush and White City, site of the BBC Television Centre.

The south of this seat is comparatively Conservative – it includes run down areas like West Kensington and council estates like Lytton, but at a local level the Conservatives swept dramatically to power in 2006. However, there are major boundary changes with the Fulham half of the old Hammersmith and Fulham pairing forming part of the new Chelsea and Fulham seat (and taking with it the current Conservative MP Greg Hands) and the seat gaining the the north part of Hammersmith and Fulham from the old Ealing Acton and Shepherd`s Bush seat (and bringing with it Labour MP and former Hammersmith and Fulham council leader Andy Slaughter). The northern part of this seat is far more Labour, including as it does a large ethnic population and council estates like White City and the Edward Woods Estate. The norther part of the seat also includes HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Hammersmith Hospital and the Linford Christie Stadium.

portraitCurrent MP: Andrew Slaughter (Labour) born 1960, London. Barrister specialising in criminal law. Former leader of Hammersmith and Fulham council. Contested Uxbridge by-election in 1997, First elected in 2005. Currently the MP for Ealing Acton and Shepherd`s Bush.

2010 election candidates:
portraitShaun Bailey (Conservative) born in North Kensington into a black working class family. Educated at Henry Compton School and South Bank University. Director of MyGeneration, a youth charity, and a research fellow for the CPS.
portraitAndrew Slaughter (Labour) born 1960, London. Barrister specialising in criminal law. Former leader of Hammersmith and Fulham council. Contested Uxbridge by-election in 1997, First elected in 2005. Currently the MP for Ealing Acton and Shepherd`s Bush.
portraitMerlene Emerson (Liberal Democrat) born Singapore. Educated at Kings College. Former corporate lawyer. Contested West Central in 2008 GLA elections.
portraitRollo Miles (Green) Born 1974, London. Educated at Chelsea school of Art. Works in property.
portraitVanessa Chrichton (UKIP)
portraitLawrence Searle (BNP)
portraitStephen Brennan (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 107934
Male: 48.3%
Female: 51.7%
Under 18: 18.6%
Over 60: 14%
Born outside UK: 35%
White: 74.3%
Black: 13.4%
Asian: 5.1%
Mixed: 4.2%
Other: 3.1%
Christian: 60.9%
Hindu: 1.3%
Jewish: 0.7%
Muslim: 8.2%
Full time students: 7.4%
Graduates 16-74: 43.6%
No Qualifications 16-74: 19%
Owner-Occupied: 41.1%
Social Housing: 35.6% (Council: 20.3%, Housing Ass.: 15.4%)
Privately Rented: 19.6%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 11.9%

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