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 just under 130,000.

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth
Shown within Warwickshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Administrative countyWarwickshire
Admin. HQNuneaton
  TypeNon-metropolitan borough
  Leadership:Leader and cabinet
  MPsMarcus Jones
Craig Tracey
Mark Pawsey
  Total30.48 sq mi (78.95 km2)
Area rank238th
 (mid-2018 est.)
  RankRanked 177th
  Density4,200/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
CV7, CV10, CV11, CV12
ONS code44UC (ONS)
E07000219 (GSS)
Ethnicity91.4% White (88.9% White British)
6.2% Asian
1.1% Mixed race
0.8% Black
0.5% Other [1]
WebsiteNuneaton and Bedworth

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 no overall control.


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.[2]

Nuneaton had gained the status of a municipal borough in 1907,[3] and Bedworth had gained the status of an urban district in 1928.[4] 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).[5] 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
(2001 census)
(2011 census)
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

For a sortable list of wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth by population, see List of wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth by population.

Council affiliation

The political make up of the council was as follows:[6]

PartyNumber of councillors

For past results, see Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council elections.


Nuneaton and Bedworth is twinned with:


  2. "The Bedworth Society - Bedworth Timeline". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. Archived 2008-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Archived 2007-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "2010 Local Election Results". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  6. Aitken, Graeme. "Landlord information zone". Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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