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 state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan borough|
|• Leadership:||Leader and cabinet|
|• MPs||Marcus Jones|
|• Total||30.48 sq mi (78.95 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 177th|
|• Density||4,200/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
0.5% Other 
|Website||Nuneaton 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 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.
|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:
- "The Bedworth Society - Bedworth Timeline". www.bedworth-society.co.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- visionofbritain.org.uk Archived 2008-01-29 at the Wayback Machine
- visionofbritain.org.uk Archived 2007-10-01 at the Wayback Machine
- "2010 Local Election Results". nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
- Aitken, Graeme. "Landlord information zone". www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 19 April 2018.