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

  1. 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    "Diaries can, at first glance, sometimes seem mundane and unimportant, but they are invaluable historical documents," Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said.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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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    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."

  6. 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

    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

    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.

  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. 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

    And in Nuneaton and Bedworth votes for the Poplar ward have arrived.

    Worcester counting

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

    Counting in Worcester