Nuneaton and Bedworth
Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth
Shown within Warwickshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan borough|
|• MPs|| Marcus Jones |
|• Total||30.48 sq mi (78.95 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 175th|
|• Density||4,300/sq mi (1,600/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
CV7, CV10, CV11, CV12
|ONS code||44UC (ONS)|
|Ethnicity||91.4% White (88.9% White British)|
1.1% Mixed race
|Website||Nuneaton and Bedworth|
Nuneaton and Bedworth is a local government district with borough status, in northern Warwickshire, England, consisting of the towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth, the large village of Bulkington and the green belt land inbetween. It has a population of around 129,000.
It borders the Warwickshire districts of Rugby to the east, and North Warwickshire to the west. To the south it borders the city of Coventry in the West Midlands county, and to the north the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire.
The borough is governed by the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council. As of the most recent local election, the council is under Conservative Control, with the party having defeated, among others, the then Labour Leader, Deputy Leader, Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
The Nuneaton and Bedworth district was created on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. It was from the merger of the Municipal Borough of Nuneaton, a municipal borough, and Bedworth Urban District, an urban district which included Bulkington. The new district was originally named just "Nuneaton"; however, objections from Bedworth residents led to it being renamed "Nuneaton and Bedworth" in 1980.
Nuneaton had gained the status of a municipal borough in 1907,and Bedworth had gained the status of an urban district in 1928. In 1938, Bulkington became part of the Bedworth Urban District. Borough status was conferred upon the new district of Nuneaton and Bedworth on 15 November 1976.
In 2008, after 34 years of Labour Party control, the ruling Labour council lost to the Conservative Party, who gained the four seats needed to gain control; the BNP also gained two seats on the new council (their first ever seats in the borough), but lost one seat to the Labour Party in a by-election held in December 2009. The Labour Party won two seats from the Conservative Party in the 2010 local elections, leaving the council under no overall control, but led by the Labour group (as the largest party).The 2012 local election saw Labour regain majority control of the council. Labour maintained majority control after the 2014 local election.
Nuneaton and Bedworth is divided into 17 wards, each represented by 2 councillors, giving a total of 34 councillors. The borough has no civil parishes.
|Ward name||Approximate coverage||Population|
|Abbey||Abbey Green, Nuneaton town centre||7,234||8,717|
|Arbury||Heath End, Glendale, Bermuda, Arbury||5,482||6,736|
|Attleborough||Attleborough, Maple Park, SW Whitestone||7,564||7,676|
|Bar Pool||Black-a-Tree, Sunnyside, Stockingford (east)||7,451||7,452|
|Bede||Collycroft (east), Furnace Fields (north), Bedworth town centre, Burnside, Water Tower estate||6,760||6,666|
|Bulkington||Bulkington, Weston-in-Arden, Ryton, Marston Jabbett, Bramcote (west)||6,303||6,146|
|Camp Hill||Camp Hill||7,325||7,321|
|Exhall||Exhall (west), Ash Green, Neals Green, Keresley End||7,381||8,006|
|Galley Common||Galley Common, Chapel End, Whittleford||7,593||8,233|
|Heath||Bedworth Heath, Goodyers End, Market End||6,377||7,473|
|Kingswood||Grove Farm, Robinson's End, Stockingford (west)||6,878||6,878|
|Poplar||Furnace Fields (south), Coalpit Field, Exhall (east), Hawkesbury Village||6,850||8,043|
|St Nicolas||Horeston Grange, Hinckley Road, The Long Shoot, St Nicolas Park (south)||7,073||6,943|
|Slough||Collycroft (west), Mount Pleasant, Bedworth Woodlands, Woodland Park||7,058||7,041|
|Weddington||Weddington, St Nicolas Park (north)||7,286||7,256|
|Wem Brook||Hill Top, Caldwell, Chilvers Coton||7,082||7,787|
|Whitestone||Whitestone (except SW part), Attleborough Fields||7,435||6,877|
|TOTAL||NUNEATON & BEDWORTH||119,132||125,252|
For a sortable list of wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth by population, see List of wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth by population.
The political make up of the council was as follows:
|Party||Number of councillors|
For past results, see Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council elections.
Nuneaton and Bedworth is twinned with:
Nuneaton is a large market town in the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth in northern Warwickshire, England. The population in 2019 was estimated at 90,429, making it the largest town in Warwickshire.
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Warwickshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon and Victorian novelist George Eliot,, at Nuneaton. Other significant towns include Rugby, Leamington Spa, Bedworth and Kenilworth. The county offers a mix of historic towns and large rural areas. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.
North Warwickshire is a local government district and borough in Warwickshire, England. The main town in the district is Atherstone where the offices of North Warwickshire Borough Council are based. Other significant places include Coleshill, Polesworth, Kingsbury and Hartshill. The district borders Staffordshire to the northwest, Leicestershire to the east and northeast, West Midlands county to the south and southwest, and the Warwickshire district of Nuneaton and Bedworth to the east.
Bulkington is a large village and former civil parish in the Nuneaton and Bedworth district of Warwickshire, England. In the 2011 census the ward had a population of 6,146 and 6,303 in the 2001 census. It is located around 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Coventry, just east of the towns of Nuneaton and Bedworth and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Hinckley. Despite historically having stronger links with Bedworth, Bulkington forms part of the Nuneaton Urban Area.
Nuneaton is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Marcus Jones, a Conservative. Since 1997, the seat has been seen as an important national bellwether.
North Warwickshire is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Craig Tracey, a Conservative.
Rugby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since its 2010 recreation by Mark Pawsey, a Conservative.
Half of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council in Warwickshire, England is elected every two years. Until 2002 the council was elected by thirds. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 34 councillors have been elected from 17 wards.
Marcus Charles Jones is a Conservative Party politician in the UK who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nuneaton since 2010. Previously he had been Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.
Elections to North Warwickshire District Council were held on Thursday 5 May 2011.
An election to Warwickshire County Council took place on 2 May 2013 as part of the 2013 United Kingdom local elections. 62 councillors were elected from 56 electoral divisions, which returned either one or two county councillors each by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office. The electoral divisions were the same as those used at the previous election in 2009. The election saw the Conservative Party lose overall control of the council.
Elections to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council took place on 22 May 2014. They coincided with other local elections happening in the UK that day, as well as the 2014 election to the European Parliament.
The 2015 United Kingdom local elections were held on Thursday 7 May 2015, the same day as the general election for the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
The 2016 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election was held on 5 May 2016 as part of the 2016 United Kingdom local elections and alongside the 2016 Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election. As part of the staggered four-year election cycle, half of the borough council was up for re-election in addition to a vacant seat in the Exhall ward. Overall this meant that eighteen council seats were contested.
The 2017 Warwickshire County Council election took place as part of the 2017 local elections in the UK. All 57 councillors were elected for single-member electoral divisions for a four-year term. The voting system used was first-past-the-post.
Council elections in England were held on Thursday 3 May 2018. Elections were held in all 32 London boroughs, 34 metropolitan boroughs, 67 district and borough councils and 17 unitary authorities. There were also direct elections for the mayoralties of Hackney, Lewisham, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Watford.
The 2018 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election was held on 3 May 2018, as part of 2018 United Kingdom local elections. Half of the council was up for election and the Labour Party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.
The 2021 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council election was held on 6 May 2021 as part of the 2021 United Kingdom local elections and alongside elections for Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Half of the borough council seats were up for election and the results provided the Conservative Party with a majority on the council, with the party winning all but two seats up for election.