Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

Half of the seats in Nuneaton and Bedworth were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB LOSE TO NOC
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 6 Total councillors 17 Change-8

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 11 Total councillors 16 Change+9

PartyGreen

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

Most recent

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
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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.

Nuneaton and Bedworth win down to 'strong local team'

Simon Gilbert

Political Reporter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

It was a big night for the Conservatives in Nuneaton and Bedworth. They finished the night with eight seats more than they had at the beginning of the evening.

Nuneaton and Bedworth count
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

That meant Labour lost overall control of the council for the first time since 2012 - falling one seat short with 17.

The Green Party there lost one of its two seats.

Conservative party deputy chairman James Cleverly said the success was down to local party workers.

"Because of the work our local team put in we got a good result, I'm very pleased with that."

So who is running what?

Nick Watson

Sunday Politics Midlands

In terms of who runs what very little has altered in the Midlands.

Nuneaton and Bedworth was the first result in and it saw the only change as Labour lost overall control thanks to a surge in support for the Conservatives who picked up nine seats – eight of them at Labour’s expense.

This was in part due to the collapse in the UKIP vote across the region, which saw the party all but wiped out from local government here.

George Eliot in Nuneaton
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In Dudley, UKIP lost six of the seats it was defending, including the Sedgley ward of MEP Bill Etheridge. The Conservatives were the main beneficiaries but they remain tied with Labour on 35 seats each and the council is in no overall control.

The Tories also made gains in Walsall but again not quite to take them to victory although they are now the largest party there.

In Worcester, another hung council, the Conservatives are also the largest party but it’s the Greens who hold the balance of power there after picking up an extra seat.

Flags
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The Liberal Democrats comfortably held on to the only the council they run in the region in Cheltenham.

Overall the Conservatives have made a net gain of 27 seats in the region so far with Labour making a net loss of seven seats.

The majority of those Tory gains have come in areas of the region which voted heavily in favour of leaving the EU.

Conservative gains and Labour losses in Nuneaton

Seventeen seats were up for grabs at Nuneaton and Bedworth Council tonight and 10 went to the Conservatives, an increase of eight from the 2014 elections.

It wasn't quite enough though - 18 wards were needed to form a council majority, so the council is now under no overall control.

Labour held 14 of the seats up for election and lost half of them- all of which went to the Conservatives, who also won a seat previously held by the Green Party.

Votes being counted in Nuneaton
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Labour lose Nuneaton to NOC

Conservatives won 10 out of the 17 seats in Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, seven of which they took from Labour.

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BreakingLabour loses Nuneaton

Labour has lost control of Nuneaton, with the Conservatives taking nine seats. Labour previously had 25 seats to the Tories' seven but now leads by just one.

The ballot boxes are arriving...

Stephanie Barnard

BBC News

...and the first box has arrived at Walsall for the Paddock Ward.

First ballot box in Walsall
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And in Nuneaton and Bedworth votes for the Poplar ward have arrived.

Worcester counting
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In Wolverhampton - no sign yet.... but volunteers are poised.

Counting in Worcester
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