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
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan borough
 • Leadership: Alternative - Section 31
 • MPs: Craig Tracey
 • Leader TBA
 • Executive Conservative
Area
 • 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]
Website northwarks.gov.uk

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 Craig Tracey.

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 May 2015, the party composition was as follows:[3]

Party Number of councilors
Conservative 22
Labour 13

Historically, local election results have fallen like this:[citation needed]

Election year Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats Ratepayers Independent Note
2015 22 13 0 0 0
2011 17 18 0 0 0
2007 21 14 0 0 0
2003 16 15 4 0 0 Boundary Changes in effect
1999 22 9 2 0 1
1995 28 4 0 0 1
1973 19 8 0 2 4

Parties[edit]

The Borough is a very marginal seat between the Conservatives and Labour. Within the Borough, Polesworth East, Dordon, and Wood End are considered Labour safe seats, and Fillongley, Water Orton, Newton Regis and Curdworth are considered safe Conservative seats.[who?]

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