The Nuneaton and Bedworth district was created on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. It was from the merger of the municipal borough of Nuneaton and the urban district of Bedworth (which included Bulkington). The new district was originally named just "Nuneaton"; however, objections from Bedworth residents led to it being renamed "Nuneaton and Bedworth" in 1980.
Nuneaton had gained the status of a municipal borough in 1907, and Bedworth had gained the status of an urban district in 1928. In 1938, Bulkington became part of the Bedworth Urban District. Borough status was conferred upon the new district of Nuneaton and Bedworth on 15 November 1976.
In 2008, after 34 years of Labour Party control, the ruling Labour council lost to the Conservative Party, who gained the four seats needed to gain control; the BNP also gained two seats on the new council, their first ever seats in the borough.
|Ward name||Approximate coverage|| Population|
|Abbey||Abbey Green, Nuneaton town centre||7,234|
|Arbury||Heath End, Glendale, Bermuda, Arbury||5,482|
|Attleborough||Attleborough, Maple Park, SW Whitestone||7,564|
|Bar Pool||Black-a-Tree, Sunnyside, Stockingford (east)||7,451|
|Bede||Collycroft (east), Furnace Fields (north), Bedworth town centre, Burnside, Water Tower estate||6,760|
|Bulkington||Bulkington, Weston-in-Arden, Ryton, Marston Jabbett, Bramcote (west)||6,303|
|Camp Hill||Camp Hill||7,325|
|Exhall||Exhall (west), Ash Green, Keresley End||7,381|
|Galley Common||Galley Common, Chapel End, Whittleford||7,593|
|Heath||Bedworth Heath, Goodyers End, Market End||6,377|
|Kingswood||Grove Farm, Robinson's End, Stockingford (west)||6,878|
|Poplar||Furnace Fields (south), Coalpit Field, Exhall (east), Hawkesbury||6,850|
|St Nicolas||Horeston Grange, Hinckley Road, The Long Shoot, St Nicolas Park (south)||7,073|
|Slough||Collycroft (west), Mount Pleasant, Bedworth Woodlands, Woodland Park||7,058|
|Weddington||Weddington, St Nicolas Park (north)||7,286|
|Wem Brook||Hill Top, Caldwell, Chilvers Coton||7,082|
|Whitestone||Whitestone (except SW part), Attleborough Fields||7,435|
|TOTAL||NUNEATON & BEDWORTH||119,132|
For a sortable list of wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth by population click here.
Nuneaton and Bedworth is twinned with: