Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. Its council is based in West Bridgford. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by merging the West Bridgford Urban District, the Bingham Rural District and part of Basford Rural District. The member of parliament for Rushcliffe is the Conservative, Kenneth Clarke. As of (May 2005), Rushcliffe is one of only two Tory-held constituencies in Nottinghamshire. Nottingham Forest Football Club is based in the borough.
Rushcliffe is split between an urbanised north-west, containing suburbs of Greater Nottingham, that have resisted incorporation into the city, and the south and east which is predominantly rural, and stretching to the Leicestershire border. Many of these villages lie in the Vale of Belvoir. The Grantham Canal threads from nearby Grantham through Rushcliffe to the River Trent. Villages in the Vale of Belvoir include Redmile, Hickling, Harby, Stathern and Langar. Some of these villages cross the boundary, which is sometimes unclear ie. Hickling is in Rushcliffe Borough Council, but has a Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire) address and postcode.
The district was named after the old Rushcliffe wapentake.