- North Warwickshire
North Warwickshire — Borough, Non-metropolitan district —Shown within Warwickshire Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region West Midlands Administrative county Warwickshire Founded 1974 Admin. HQ Atherstone Government - Type Metropolitan borough - Leadership: Alternative - Section 31 - MPs: Dan Byles - Leader Michael Stanley Area - Total 109.8 sq mi (284.3 km2) Area rank 143rd Population (2010 est.) - Total 61,900 - Rank Ranked 309th - Density 563.9/sq mi (217.7/km2) Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1) Postcode B46 ,B78, CV7, CV9, CV10 ISO 3166-2 ONS code 44UB OS grid reference NUTS 3 Ethnicity 98.6% White 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 council is 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.
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
Settlements in North Warwickshire include:
- Ansley, Arley, Astley, Atherstone, Austrey
- Baddesley Ensor, Baxterley, Bentley, Birchmoor, Blythe End
- Caldecote, Coleshill, Corley, Curdworth
- Fillongley, Furnace End
- Gilson, Great Packington, Grendon, Warwickshire, Grendon, Atherstone
- Hartshill, Heath Whitacre, Hurley, Hurley Common
- Lea Marston, Little Packington
- Mancetter, Maxstoke, Merevale, Middleton, Moxhull
- Nether Whitacre, Newton Regis
- Over Whitacre
- Seckington, Shustoke, Shuttington,
- Warton, Water Orton, Whitacre Heath, Wiggins Hill, Wishaw, Wood End (near Kingsbury), Wood End (Near Fillongley)
Local Election Results 1973 - 2011
As of March 2011, it was as follows-
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.
- Hurley and Wood End
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