The current constituency covers a similar area to the district of North Warwickshire including the town of Atherstone and the villages of Arley, Baddesley Ensor, Coleshill, Hartshill, Kingsbury and Polesworth. However, it also includes the town of Bedworth, which lies in the Nuneaton and Bedworth district.
The North Warwickshire constituency was created for the 1832 general election, when the Great Reform Act divided the former Warwickshire constituency into two new divisions: North Warwickshire and South Warwickshire.
Under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, North Warwickshire abolished for the 1885 general election, when it was replaced by four new single-member constituencies: Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon and Tamworth.
The current North Warwickshire constituency was created in 1983, replacing parts of the Meriden and Nuneaton constituencies. The area has a history of coal mining, as well as some pleasant rural commuter villages. The seat was won by Francis Maude of the Conservative Party at the 1983 general election, who held in until 1992, when it was taken by Mike O'Brien of Labour. Labour have held the seat comfortably since then.
|Election||1st Member||1st Party||2nd Member||2nd Party|
|1832||William Stratford Dugdale||Sir John Eardley-Wilmot|
|1843||Charles Newdigate Newdegate|
|1884||Philip Albert Muntz|
|1885||Constituency abolished: see Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford-on-Avon and Tamworth|