London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Learn more about London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
|London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham|
Shown within Greater London
| Ranked 350th|
|Admin HQ||King Street, Hammersmith|
— Total (2005 est.)
| Ranked 83rd (of 354)|
10,970 / km²
|Ethnicity|| 77.8% White|
4.4% South Asian
|Leadership||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs|| Greg Hands (Con)|
Andrew Slaughter (Lab)
| London Assembly|
| West Central|
Angie Bray (Con)
|Coat of Arms|
It was formed in 1965 by merging the Metropolitan Borough of Hammersmith and the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham. It was known as the London Borough of Hammersmith until its name was changed on January 1, 1979 by the borough council.
The borough includes the areas:
- Barons Court
- Old Oak Common
- Parsons Green
- Sands End
- Shepherd's Bush
- Walham Green
- West Kensington
- White City
Traversed by the A4 Great West Road and the A40 Westway, many corporations have offices in the borough, and a large development is underway at White City with new transport links and a large shopping mall.
 Demographics of Hammersmith and Fulham
According to the 2001 census Hammersmith and Fulham has a population of 165,242. 58% of the borough is White British, 20% white non-British, 5% black Caribbean, 5% black African with various other ethnicities (including Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Chinese) making up the remaining 11 percent. There are also large Polish and Irish communities.
Forty-four percent of households are owner–occupiers, and 22% of households were listed as "other" - that is, not single persons living alone or families. These are generally two or more unrelated adults living together, such as students or cohabiting couples.
The borough comprises a patchwork of affluent as well as deprived neighbourhoods. The unemployment rate is only 5%, although of these, 29% were listed as long-term unemployed.
See external links below for more census information from the borough.
 Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Hammersmith & Fulham is administered by 46 councillors. The Conservative Party currently has an overall majority on the council, holding 33 seats, with Labour holding 13 seats. Until the May 2006 local elections Labour had had a majority on the council since 1986.
The borough is divided into 16 electoral wards, all bar two electing three councillors apiece. These are:
- Councillors Helen Binmore (Con), Belinda Donovan (Con), Peter Tobias (Con)
- Councillors Gill Dickenson (Labour), Rory Vaughan (Labour), Lisa Homan (Lab)
- Avonmore & Brook Green
- Councillors Alexandra Robson (Con), Will Bethell (Con), Robert Iggulden (Con)
- College Park & Old Oak
- Councillors Wesley Harcourt (Lab), Reg McLaughlin (Lab)
- Fulham Broadway
- Councillors Aidan Burley (Con), Victoria Brocklebank-Fowler (Con), Rachel Ford (Con)
- Fulham Reach
- Councillors Gavin Donovan (Con), Paul Bristow (Con), Andrew Johnson (Con)
- Hammersmith Broadway
- Councillors Mike Cartwright (Lab), Steve Cowan (Lab), Lisa Nandy (Lab)
- Councillors Michael Adam (Con), Adronie Alford (Con), Alex Karmel (Con)
- North End
- Councillors Caroline Ffiske (Con), Sarah Gore (Con), Lucy Gugen (Con)
- Palace Riverside
- Councillors Donald Johnson (Con), Melanie Scott Russell (Con)
- Parson's Green & Walham
- Councillors Nicholas Botterill (Con), Frances Stainton (Con), Mark Loveday (Con)
- Ravenscourt Park
- Councillors Lucy Ivimy (Con), Henry Phibbs (Con), Eugenie White (Con)
- Sands End
- Councillors Steve Hamilton (Con), Jane Law (Con), Jeanette Bentley(Con)
- Shepherd's Bush Green
- Councillors Alexander Chalk (Con), Edmund Owen (Lab), Mercy Umeh (Lab)
- Councillors Stephen Greenhalgh (Con), Greg Smith (Con), Antony Lillis (Con)
- Wormholt & White City
- Councillors Colin Aherne (Lab), Jean Campbell (Lab), Dame Sally Powell (Lab)
 Sport in the borough
Considering its size, there are an extraordinary number of sporting successes based in the borough. They include:
 Football clubs
Chelsea Football Club and Fulham Football Club are both based in the borough and play Premiership football. Queens Park Rangers currently play in the country's second level, the Championship, but still can contribute to the borough's claim of having three of the nation's top 44 football teams.
Much-travelled Charlton Athletic striker Marcus Bent was born in Hammersmith.
Sean Davis plays for Portsmouth FC and has been capped at Under-21 level.
There are a huge number of rowing clubs in the borough, the most famous being Tideway Scullers. Many of Britain's top rowers throughout modern history have trained along the Thames, including Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave who between them have 9 Olympic Gold Medals. Much of the course of the Boat Race is along Hammersmith and Fulham's southern border, on the River Thames.
 See also
 External links
- London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham official website
- Greg Hands MP - Website of the Member of Parliament for Hammersmith and Fulham
- Local Listings Magazine
- Local Conservative Party
- Local Labour Party
- Borough Profile
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