A final list of candidates for the borough's two new constituencies was published today, revealing that far-right British National Party representatives will try to win votes in both seats.
In the battle for Hammersmith, which includes the whole of Shepherd's Bush, the four main candidates – Andy Slaughter for Labour, Shaun Bailey for the Conservatives, Merlene Emerson for the Liberal Democrats and Rollo Miles for the Greens – are competing against three challengers.
Local resident Stephen Brennan is standing as an independent, while Vanessa Crichton, who also lives in the constituency, will represent the UK Independence Party. James Searle, of Poplar and Limehouse, will fight for the BNP.
In Chelsea and Fulham, five smaller parties will challenge the four main candidates, who include Greg Hands for the Conservatives, Alex Hilton for Labour, Dirk Hazell for the Liberal Democrats and Julia Stephenson for the Green Party.
They are up against UKIP representative Tim Gittos, who lives in France, BNP member Brian McDonald, of Hendon, Blue Environment Party leader Godfrey Spickernell, who lives in the Holborn and St Pancras constituency, Kensington resident Roland Courtenay, for the New Independent Conservatives, and local candidate George Roseman, for the English Democrats.
Polling stations will open at 7am on May 6 and will close at 10pm, with the results expected in the early hours of May 7.