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Hammersmith & Fulham
Labour hold

Constituency Profile by Robert Waller
A largely affluent inner London seat (yes, there are a few of those), Hammersmith and Fulham will again prove a hard fought marginal next time, but the only recent evidence as to its outcome lies in the European elections (broken down to constituency level) of June 1999. These were fought largely on a single (pro-Tory) issue, and with a very low turnout (less than 25 per cent) here. For what it is worth, the Conservative regional list obtained five per cent more than Labour, which was fairly typical for a marginal London seat.

Personality Profile by Byron Criddle
Ian Coleman, Labour's Old Tonbridgean MP here since 1997, is an unobtrusive loyalist despite an earlier leftist reputation as leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and opposition to the Clause 4 redraft. Posing only two written questions in his first year, he has not featured in lists of rebellious votes against the Government. Matthew Carrington, the defeated Tory in 1997, is back as one of 12 would-be retread MPs in the top 75 Conservative targets. His parliamentary career began as MP for Fulham 1987-97, and ended with his loss of the merged Hammersmith & Fulham seat in 1997. He rose to Assistant Whip at the fag end of the Major government, having earlier been PPS to John Patten until Patten was dropped in 1994. A former banker, mostly with the Saudi International Bank in London, educated at the London Lycee Francais and Imperial College, he has backed 16 as the homosexual age of consent.
ACORN Population Profile of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
Thriving
Wealthy Achievers, Suburban Areas 0.00% 14.99% 0.00
Affluent Greys, Rural Communities 0.04% 2.13% 1.65
Prosperous Pensioners, Retirement Areas 0.27% 2.49% 10.95
Expanding
Affluent Executives, Family Areas 0.03% 4.43% 0.64
Well-Off Workers, Family Areas 0.04% 7.27% 0.49
Rising
Affluent Urbanites, Town & City Areas 8.33% 2.56% 324.82
Prosperous Professionals, Metropolitan Areas 32.89% 2.04% 1,611.55
Better-Off Executives, Inner City Areas 38.48% 3.94% 975.64
Settling
Comfortable Middle Agers, Mature Home Owning Areas 0.01% 13.04% 0.06
Skilled Workers, Home Owning Areas 0.00% 12.70% 0.00
Aspiring
New Home Owners, Mature Communities 0.00% 8.14% 0.00
White Collar Workers, Better-Off Multi Ethnic Areas 2.38% 4.02% 59.28
Striving
Older People, Less Prosperous Areas 0.00% 3.19% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, Better-Off Homes 0.00% 11.31% 0.00
Council Estate Residents, High Unemployment 9.18% 3.06% 299.75
Council Estate Residents, Greatest Hardship 0.00% 2.52% 0.00
People in Multi-Ethnic, Low-Income Areas 8.36% 2.10% 398.00
Unclassified
Unclassified 0.00% 0.06% 0.00
Household Income of the constituency
  Area
Percent
GB
Percent
Index
GB=100
 
0-5K 4.98% 9.41% 52.89
5-10K 9.66% 16.63% 58.07
10-15K 11.51% 16.58% 69.43
15-20K 11.26% 13.58% 82.86
20-25K 10.09% 10.39% 97.05
25-30K 8.66% 7.77% 111.38
30-35K 7.27% 5.79% 125.54
35-40K 6.04% 4.33% 139.36
40-45K 4.99% 3.27% 152.74
45-50K 4.11% 2.48% 165.65
50-55K 3.39% 1.90% 178.08
55-60K 2.80% 1.47% 190.04
60-65K 2.32% 1.15% 201.54
65-70K 1.93% 0.91% 212.61
70-75K 1.61% 0.72% 223.27
75-80K 1.34% 0.57% 233.54
80-85K 1.13% 0.46% 243.45
85-90K 0.95% 0.37% 253.02
90-95K 0.80% 0.31% 262.28
95-100K 0.68% 0.25% 271.23
100K + 4.37% 1.34% 325.08

Local Map of the constituency
Hammersmith & Fulham - Local Map of the constituency

National Map of the constituency
Hammersmith & Fulham - National Map of the constituency

Swing
1992-1997 1997-2001
Labour (8.16%) Liberal Democrat (0.45%)
Conservative (- 11.95%)
Conservative (0.14%) Liberal Democrat (3.09%)
Labour (-  2.46%)
Con - 11.95%
Lab 8.16%
LD 0.45%
Con 0.14%
Lab - 2.46%
LD 3.09%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Iain Coleman
Labour hold
Con Conservative (39.79%) 17,786 39.79%
Lab Labour (44.30%) 19,801 44.30%
LD Liberal Democrat (11.84%) 5,294 11.84%
Oth Other (4.07%) 1,819 4.07%
Maj Majority (4.51%) 2,015 4.51%
Turn Turnout (56.37%) 44,700 56.37%
2001 Results - General Election (7 June 2001)
Iain Coleman
Labour hold
LD John Burden 5,294 11.84%
C Matthew Carrington 17,786 39.79%
L Iain Coleman 19,801 44.30%
G Daniel Lopez Dias 1,444 3.23%
UK Gerald Roberts 375 0.84%
Candidates representing 5 parties stood for election to this seat.
1997 Results - General Election (1 May 1997)
Iain Colman
Labour gain
Con Conservative (39.65%) 21,420 39.65%
Lab Labour (46.76%) 25,262 46.76%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.75%) 4,728 8.75%
Ref Referendum (1.89%) 1,023 1.89%
Oth Other (2.95%) 1,593 2.95%
Maj Majority (7.11%) 3,842 7.11%
Turn Turnout (68.70%) 54,026 68.70%
1992 Results -  General Election (9 April 1992)
Conservative
Con Conservative (51.60%) 28,487 51.60%
Lab Labour (38.60%) 21,313 38.60%
LD Liberal Democrat (8.30%) 4,553 8.30%
Oth Other (1.50%) 820 1.50%
Maj Majority (13.00%) 7,174 13.00%
Turn Turnout (75.86%) 55,173 75.86%

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