Fulham
Former Borough constituency
for the House of Commons
18851918
Number of membersOne
Replaced byFulham East and Fulham West
Created fromChelsea
19551997
Replaced byHammersmith and Fulham
Created fromFulham East and Fulham West

Fulham was a borough constituency centred on the London district of Fulham. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 until 1918 and from 1955 to 1997.

Fulham in the Metropolitan area, boundaries 1885-1918
Fulham in the Metropolitan area, boundaries 1885-1918
Fulham in the County of London, boundaries 1955-74
Fulham in the County of London, boundaries 1955-74

Between 1918 and 1955 it was divided into two constituencies, Fulham East and Fulham West. At the 1997 general election it was replaced by Hammersmith and Fulham.

History

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Boundaries

1885–1918: The parish of Fulham.[1]

1955–1974: The Metropolitan Borough of Fulham wards of Hurlingham, Munster, Sands End, Town, and Walham.

1974–1983: The London Borough of Hammersmith wards of Avonmore, Colehill, Crabtree, Gibbs Green, Helford, Margravine, Parsons Green, Sandford, Sherbrooke, Sulivan, and Town.

1983–1997: The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham wards of Avonmore, Colehill, Crabtree, Eel Brook, Gibbs Green, Margravine, Normand, Palace, Sands End, Sherbrooke, Sulivan, Town, and Walham.

Members of Parliament

MPs 1885–1918

Election Member Party
1885 William Fisher Conservative
1906 Timothy Davies Liberal
1910 William Fisher Conservative
1918 constituency abolished: see Fulham East and Fulham West

MPs 1955–1997

Election Member Party Notes
1955 Michael Stewart Labour
1979 Martin Stevens Conservative Died 1986
1986 b-e Nick Raynsford Labour
1987 Matthew Carrington Conservative
1997 constituency abolished: see Hammersmith and Fulham

Elections

Elections in the 1880s

General election 1885: Fulham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 2,642 50.5
Liberal George W. E. Russell 2,590 49.5
Majority 52 1.0
Turnout 5,232 80.5
Registered electors 6,499
Conservative win (new seat)
Russell
Russell
General election 1886: Fulham[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 2,557 53.2 +2.7
Liberal George W. E. Russell 2,247 46.8 -2.7
Majority 310 6.4 +5.4
Turnout 4,804 73.9 -6.6
Registered electors 6,499
Conservative hold Swing +2.7

Elections in the 1890s

General election 1892: Fulham[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 4,365 51.2 -2.0
Liberal William David Barnett 4,154 48.8 +2.0
Majority 211 2.4 -4.0
Turnout 8,519 75.6 +1.7
Registered electors 11,266
Conservative hold Swing -2.0
Cornwall
Cornwall
General election 1895: Fulham[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 5,378 56.7 +5.5
Liberal Edwin Cornwall 3,915 41.2 -7.6
Ind. Labour Party William Parnell 196 2.1 New
Majority 1,463 15.5 +13.1
Turnout 9,489 74.6 -1.0
Registered electors 12,716
Conservative hold Swing +6.6

Elections in the 1900s

Fisher
Fisher
General election 1900: Fulham[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 6,541 60.6 +3.9
Liberal Edwin Cornwall 4,247 39.4 −1.8
Majority 2,294 21.2 +5.7
Turnout 10,788 65.0 −9.6
Registered electors 16,600
Conservative hold Swing +2.8
Davies
Davies
General election 1906: Fulham[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Timothy Davies 8,037 52.0 +12.6
Conservative William Fisher 7,407 48.0 −12.6
Majority 630 4.0 N/A
Turnout 15,444 74.9 +9.9
Registered electors 20,620
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +12.6

Elections in the 1910s

Hemphill
Hemphill
General election January 1910: Fulham[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 9,690 55.5 +7.5
Liberal Fitzroy Hemphill 7,761 44.5 -7.5
Majority 1,929 11.0 N/A
Turnout 17,451 83.1 +8.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.5
General election December 1910: Fulham[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Fisher 8,252 55.8 +0.3
Liberal Sylvain Mayer 6,526 44.2 -0.3
Majority 1,726 11.6 +0.6
Turnout 14,778 70.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.3
1917 Fulham by-election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist William Fisher Unopposed
Unionist hold

Elections in the 1950s

General election 1955: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 23,972 55.04
Conservative Mabel Lilian de la Motte 19,578 44.96
Majority 4,394 10.08
Turnout 43,550 78.65
Labour win
General election 1959: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 21,525 53.67
Conservative Mabel Lilian de la Motte 18,581 46.33
Majority 2,944 7.34
Turnout 40,106 77.00
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1964: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 19,788 57.04
Conservative Michael Grylls 14,842 42.78
Patriotic Party Arthur Rossi Braybrooke 63 0.18 New
Majority 4,946 14.26
Turnout 34,693 72.06
Labour hold Swing
General election 1966: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 20,080 58.31
Conservative Michael Grylls 13,094 38.03
Independent Liberal Elisa Sheriff 716 2.08 New
Communist Peter Robson 256 0.74 New
Radical Alliance Pat Arrowsmith 163 0.47 New
Patriotic Party Arthur Rossi Braybrooke 126 0.37
Majority 6,986 20.28
Turnout 34,435 76.38
Labour hold Swing

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1970: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 16,312 55.0 -3.3
Conservative Ian Mactaggart 12,807 43.2 +5.2
Radical Alliance Pat Arrowsmith 421 1.4 +0.9
Anti-Election Roger Moody 112 0.4 New
Majority 3,505 11.8 -8.5
Turnout 29,652 68.8 -7.6
Labour hold Swing
General election February 1974: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 20,995 46.13
Conservative Martin Stevens 17,446 38.33
Liberal GA Dowden 6,105 13.41
National Front H Smithies 966 2.12 New
Majority 3,549 7.80
Turnout 45,512 78.53
Labour hold Swing
General election October 1974: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Stewart 20,616 49.87
Conservative Martin Stevens 15,295 37.00
Liberal GA Dowden 4,577 11.07
National Front J Cordrey 855 2.07
Majority 5,321 12.87
Turnout 41,343 71.44
Labour hold Swing
General election 1979: Fulham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Stevens 20,249 46.68
Labour BJ Stead 18,750 43.22
Liberal David Rendel 3,882 8.95
National Front R Pearce 478 0.99
Majority 1,499 3.46
Turnout 43,359 76.05
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1983: Fulham[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Stevens 18,204 46.18 -0.52
Labour A Powell 13,415 34.03 -9.19
Liberal David Rendel 9,174 18.25 +9.30
Ecology Janet Grimes 277 0.70 New
National Front R Pearce 229 0.58 -0.57
Independent Liberal J Keats 102 0.26 New
Majority 4,798 12.15 +8.69
Turnout 39,421 76.05 -0.03
Conservative hold Swing
1986 Fulham by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Raynsford 16,451 43.20 +9.17
Conservative Matthew Carrington 12,948 34.00 -12.18
SDP Roger Liddle 6,953 18.26 +0.01
England Demands Repatriation Jane Birdwood 226 0.59 New
Monster Raving Loony David Sutch 134 0.35 New
Connoisseur Wine Party John Creighton 127 0.33 New
Democratic Rights for Northern Ireland James Black 98 0.26 New
Fellowship Geoffrey Rolph 39 0.1 New
Humanist Jon Swinden 38 0.1 New
Captain Rainbows Universal Party Liza Duke 37 0.1 New
All Party Anti-Common Market Reginald Simmerson 33 0.09 New
Majority 3,503 9.20
Turnout 38,084
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General election 1987: Fulham[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Carrington 21,752 51.78 +5.60
Labour Nick Raynsford 15,430 36.73 +2.70
SDP Paul Marshall 4,365 10.39 -7.86
Green Janet Grimes 465 1.11 +0.41
Majority 6,322 15.05 +2.90
Turnout 42,012 77.09 +1.04
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1992: Fulham[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Matthew Carrington 21,438 53.4 +1.6
Labour Nick P. Moore 14,859 37.0 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Peter M. Crystal 3,339 8.3 −2.1
Green Elizabeth G.A. Streeter 443 1.1 0.0
Natural Law John V. Darby 91 0.2 New
Majority 6,579 16.4 +1.4
Turnout 40,170 75.9 −1.2
Conservative hold Swing +0.7

References

  1. ^ "Chap. 23. Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885". The Public General Acts of the United Kingdom passed in the forty-eighth and forty-ninth years of the reign of Queen Victoria. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1885. pp. 111–198.
  2. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  4. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  5. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  6. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  7. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  8. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  9. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  10. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
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  12. ^ "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.