Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

2021 Conservative gain from no overall control, change from 2018

Nuneaton & Bedworth scoreboard

Counting complete. After 17 of 17 seats declared.

Change compared with 2018
  1. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 15
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +10
    • Councillors overall total 24
  2. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -10
    • Councillors overall total 7
  3. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 2
  4. Green

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 1
  1. New council leader sets his sights on regeneration

    The new leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has said his administration has got "massive work" to take on for the regeneration of both Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres.

    Kris Wilson also said he wanted to review the local development plan for the area, which he said was "deeply unfair on many of our communities".

    The Conservatives took 11 seats to gain overall control of the council for the first time since 2008 and he added: "I think people have started to see this Labour administration for what it is."

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    Video caption: Tories celebrate win in Nuneaton and Bedworth

    The Conservatives gained control of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council from Labour.

  3. Watch: Tories celebrate gains in Nuneaton and Bedworth

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    Video caption: Tories celebrate win in Nuneaton and Bedworth

    The Conservatives have gained control of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council from Labour.

    The Tories took 10 seats from Labour and one from an independent to give them control of the authority.

  4. 'Sleepless nights' organising election counts in pandemic

    Kevin Reide

    Reporter, Midlands Today

    Simone Hines, Nuneaton and Bedworth returning officer, said there had been many "sleepless nights" organising three election counts during a pandemic.

    Simone Hines
  5. Nuneaton and Bedworth: 'Voters want a change from Labour'

    The Conservatives have taken control of Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council.

    Tory councillor Kris Wilson said it was "humbling" to see so many people voting in support of the "Conservative message".

    "They've [voters] said enough is enough of the controlling Labour group and they want a change and they want improvements in our towns."

    Conservative councillor Kris Wilson
  6. Conservatives take control of Nuneaton and Bedworth council

    Nuneaton's Conservative MP Marcus Jones expressed his joy after his party gained control of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council from Labour.

    "After 11 years in government, you’d expect the opposition, the Labour party, doing much, much better than they are tonight and it appears that their vote has absolutely collapsed," he said.

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    Mr Jones went on to claim that in many wards, voters had told him they had "respect" for what PM Boris Johnson has done in the pandemic and thought he had done "a really good job", whereas Labour had failed to deliver on local issues.

  7. More bin collections suspended

    More bin collections have been suspended today with councils citing the unsafe conditions to work in due to the snow and ice.

    Nuneaton

    Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said alternative arrangements would be put in place and residents who had been due a collection today should keep their bins out.

    North Warwickshire Borough Council said areas hit by the conditions today included Coleshill, Water Orton, Wishaw, Curdworth and Middleton.

    It said while some roads appeared clear "they represent a very small percentage of the collections to be undertaken".

  8. Life in lockdown diary entries sought

    Stories about life in lockdown are being asked for by a museum and art gallery, so they can be recorded for posterity.

    "Diaries can, at first glance, sometimes seem mundane and unimportant, but they are invaluable historical documents," Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said.

    Entries will be collected and collated by Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery.

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  9. Coronavirus spread affects election plans

    As well as elections for the West Midlands Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner, the following councils were expecting to be holding elections for some of their seats on 7 May.

    • Cannock Chase District Council
    • Coventry City Council
    • Dudley Council
    • Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council
    • Sandwell Council
    • Solihull Council
    • Walsall Council
    • City of Wolverhampton Council
    • Redditch Borough Council
    • Rugby Borough Council
    • Tamworth Borough Council
    • Worcester City Council

    They will now be held next year instead.

  10. Cameras installed in crackdown on fly-tipping

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    David Lawrence

    Four new CCTV cameras are being installed at favoured fly tipping sites around Nuneaton and Bedworth in a bid to crack down on those dumping their rubbish illegally.

    Fly tipped rubbish

    It cost £55,800 to dispose of the rubbish left from 1,073 fly-tipping incidents last year, the borough council said.

    More cameras could be introduced if they can start saving the council money, it added.

  11. New leadership for borough council

    Simon Gilbert

    Political Reporter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    Labour’s Julie Jackson is the new leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Council after a failed challenge from Conservative group leader Kris Wilson.

    Mayor voted in

    She takes over from Dennis Harvey, who held the position for almost 30 years.

    The council is in no overall control, but a Labour mayor, Chris Watkins, was also elected, who will hold the casting vote.