Borough of North Warwickshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan borough|
|• Leadership:||Alternative - Section 31|
|• MPs:||Craig Tracey|
|• Leader||David Humphreys|
|• Total||109.8 sq mi (284.3 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 301st|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||44UB (ONS)|
|Ethnicity||97.8% White (95.9% White British)|
0.1% Other 
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.
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 market towns and a number of former mining villages. The area historically had a large coal mining industry, but this has now all died out. The last coal mine in the area, Daw Mill at Arley, closed in 2013. The district is relatively remote from the rest of Warwickshire, as the county is almost split in two by the West Midlands Boroughs of Solihull and Coventry.
The borough's landscape is primarily of the mildly undulating agricultural variety, with the North Warwickshire plateau rising to 177 m (581 ft) above sea-level at Bentley Common, 2.5 miles southwest of Atherstone. The most significant bodies of water within North Warwickshire are Kingsbury Water Park, Shustoke Reservoir, the River Blythe and the mid-section of the Coventry Canal.
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, then returned to Conservative control in 2015.
Parishes and settlements
Settlements in North Warwickshire include:
- Ansley, Arley (Old Arley & New Arley), Astley, Atherstone, Austrey
- Baddesley Ensor, Baxterley, Bentley, Birchley Heath, Birchmoor, Blythe End
- Caldecote, Coleshill, Curdworth, Corley (Corley Ash & Corley Moor North).
- Dordon, Duke End
- Fillongley, Freasley, Furnace End
- Gilson, Great Packington, Grendon (Grendon Common, New Grendon, Old Grendon)
- Hartshill, Heath Whitacre, Hurley, Hurley Common
- Lea Marston, Little Packington
- Mancetter, Maxstoke, Merevale, Middleton, Moxhull
- Nether Whitacre, Newton Regis, No Man's Heath
- Over Whitacre
- Polesworth, Piccadilly
- Ridge Lane Village
- Seckington, Shustoke, Shuttington,
- Warton, Water Orton, Whitacre Heath, Whittington, Wiggins Hill, Wishaw, Wood End (near Kingsbury), Wood End (near Fillongley)
Local election results 1973-2020
|Party||Number of councillors|
|Labour and Co-operative Party||14|
Historically, local election results have fallen like this:
|Election year||Conservative||Labour||Liberal Democrats||Ratepayers||Independent||Note|
|2003||15||16||4||0||0||Boundary Changes in effect|
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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- Councillors by political party, North Warwickshire Borough Council. Retrieved 27 September 2020.