Warwickshire County Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

CON GAIN FROM NOC
Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change

PartyConservative

Seats 201324 Seats 201736 Change+12

PartyLabour

Seats 201320 Seats 201710 Change−10

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20138 Seats 20177 Change−1

PartyIndependent

Seats 20133 Seats 20172 Change−1

PartyGreen

Seats 20132 Seats 20172 Change-
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Latest Updates

Plans to spend millions on town centre approved

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Plans to spend more than £19m on Nuneaton town centre have been approved by Warwickshire County Council.

The money, from the Capital Investment Fund, will pay for a new library, cafe and business centre.

Development site
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The development will be on Church Street, on the site where the current Wilkos, Powell House and the Royal Mail are based.

Teaching 'reviewed' over claims of inappropriate content

A programme for primary pupils in Warwickshire teaching about relationships is to be reviewed, said the county council, following claims some of it is inappropriate for younger pupils.

Speaking in Parliament last week Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said the All About Me programme "goes well beyond statutory guidance" from the Department for Education.

The Conservative MP said he had been contacted by "concerned parents" who believe that some of the material is not appropriate.

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"I understand that Warwickshire County Council is urgently reviewing this programme, " he said in a statement.

"I hope that the outcome of that will be to reassure parents that what is being taught to their children is suitable for their age.”

Warwickshire County Council said: "These resources are fully researched, evidence based and in line with the department for education guidelines.

"The council considers all comments carefully and so we will be reviewing this content."

Fairer funding demand from rural councils

BBC Midlands Today

Boris Johnson is being urged by the leaders of dozens of councils to give them a fairer funding deal.

Shropshire Council's HQ
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They include those in charge of five local authorities in the West Midlands: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

The demand's made in an open letter to the prime minister in the Telegraph and claims counties get £240 per resident compared with £449 in urban areas.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says councils have been given £46.4bn this year and it'll work to get councils their financial settlement for next year as soon as possible.

Hilltop finish introduced to Women's Tour

Burton Dassett Country Park will host the finish during stage four of the race, starting in Warwick in June.

The first ever hilltop finish is to be introduced to the Women's Tour during a stage to be held in Warwickshire.

Riders will tackle three laps of the country park circuit after climbing Edge Hill.

It's the fourth time the county has hosted a stage of the race.

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Councillors to be served healthier snacks at meetings

Local Democracy Reporting Service

County councillors in Warwickshire could be getting healthier snacks to nibble at meetings in future.

Members voted in favour of the idea of having a wider range of food, including carrot sticks and fresh fruit, alongside old favourites like biscuits.

Fruit
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Councillor Helen Adkins, who put forward the motion, said it was "in the interest of promoting healthier lifestyles for councillors and visitors".

Council tax hike rubber stamped

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Council tax payers in Warwickshire are going to have to pay more money from April after a 5% increase was agreed at Shire Hall.

The controlling Conservative group saw their budget approved at Thursday's full council meeting with amendments from the Greens and Labour being dismissed.

Warwickshire County Council
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The budget is the final part of a three-year cost-cutting plan agreed in 2017, which aimed to make savings of £67m, 90% of which has already been achieved, the council said.

Deputy council leader Peter Butlin said the aim was to make investments in a bid to "to grow the economy and to look after the most vulnerable in our communities".

Opposition Labour group leader Richard Chattaway said people were being asked "to pay more money and more council tax for less services".

Community football stadium for Leamington FC

A new community football stadium for Leamington Football Club has taken a step forward.

An agreement between Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council has been made to purchase land off Europa Way to make way for the development of a sports and community hub.

Leamington FC
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The team are currently 14th in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football.

The plans, which have been developed by Leamington FC and the district council, could see the construction of a 5,000 capacity football stadium with a 3G artificial pitch, conference facilities, gym, café and community facilities on land adjacent to Europa Way and Gallows Hill.

Leamington FC's Chairman Jim Scott said it is a "key milestone" in creating a new home.

He added: "A new stadium with improved access and facilities will help us fulfill our aspirations to move into higher leagues."