North Warwickshire

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For the parliamentary constituency, see North Warwickshire (UK Parliament constituency).
Borough of North Warwickshire
Borough & Non-metropolitan district
Shown within Warwickshire
Shown within Warwickshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Administrative county Warwickshire
Founded 1974
Admin. HQ Atherstone
 • Type Non-metropolitan borough
 • Leadership: Alternative - Section 31
 • MPs: Dan Byles
 • Leader Michael Stanley
 • Total 109.8 sq mi (284.3 km2)
Area rank 143rd
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 62,014[1]
 • Rank Ranked 308th
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode B46 ,B78, CV7, CV9, CV10
ONS code 44UB (ONS)
E07000218 (GSS)
Ethnicity 97.8% White (95.9% White British)
1.1% Asian
0.7% Mixed
0.2% Black
0.1% Other [2]

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 and Kingsbury.

The North Warwickshire district was created on 1 April 1974 by a merger of the Atherstone Rural District and parts of the Meriden Rural District (the rest of which was merged into the West Midlands county).

North Warwickshire is a mostly rural area with several small towns. The area historically had a large coal mining industry, but this has almost died out. The district is relatively remote from the rest of Warwickshire, as the county is almost split in two by the West Midlands.

The boundaries of North Warwickshire are similar to those of the North Warwickshire parliamentary constituency. However the constituency also includes the town of Bedworth. The local MP is Dan Byles.

In 2007 the Conservatives took overall control of the Borough Council for the first time since the creation of the council within its current boundaries. The Council was retaken by Labour in 2011.

It borders the Warwickshire district of Nuneaton and Bedworth to the east, the county of Leicestershire to the north-east, Staffordshire to the north-west, and the West Midlands to the south and south-west.

Parishes and settlements[edit]

Settlements in North Warwickshire include:

For a list of wards in North Warwickshire by population see here

Local election results 1973 - 2011[edit]

As of March 2011, it was as follows[3]-

Party Number of councilors
Conservative 21
Labour 14

1973: Labour 19, Conservatives 8, Independents 4, Ratepayers 2
1995: Labour 28, Conservatives 4, Independents 1
1999: Labour 22, Conservatives 9, Liberal Democrats 2, Independents 1
2003: Labour 16, Conservatives 15, Liberal Democrats 4 (Boundary Changes in effect)
2007: Conservatives 21, Labour 14
2011: Labour 18, Conservative 17


The Borough is a very marginal seat between the Conservatives and Labour. Inside the Borough Polesworth, Dordon, Kingsbury, Wood End and Baddersley Ensor are considered Labour safe seats and Fillongley, Water Orton, Newton Regis and Curdworth considered safe Conservative seats.

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Coordinates: 52°34′34″N 1°32′43″W / 52.5760°N 1.5454°W / 52.5760; -1.5454