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Elections to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. The whole council was up for election following boundary changes, and the Labour Party retained control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Nuneaton and Bedworth Council Election 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 26 26 0 +26 53.9 26,010
  Conservative 8 8 0 +8 42.0 20,264
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 2.5 1,216
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 1.0 500
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.5 229

The breakdown of councillor terms as a result of the election is shown below. The seats of the councillors with two year terms were contested in the 2004 council election.

Affiliation Term Length
2 Years 4 Years
Labour Party 13 13
Conservative Party 4 4

Ward results

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Abbey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Harris 910
Labour Annette McMaster 894
Conservative Patricia Grant 400
Conservative Faye McLeod 390
Independent Razwan Amin 229
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Arbury Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Hicks 573
Labour John Preedy 546
Conservative David Bryden 434
Conservative Alan Farnell 433
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Attleborough Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian James 770
Labour Colin Richards 742
Conservative Clive Stringer 681
Conservative Martin Heatley 676
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Barpool Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Francis McGale 620
Labour Kieron Murphy 570
Conservative John Quartermain 380
Liberal Frank Smith 273
Liberal Frank Mills 227
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Bede Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Bradley 914
Labour Richard Grant 885
Conservative Barry Lobbett 475
Conservative Steven O’Neill 424
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Bulkington Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Desmond O’Brien 1,192
Conservative John Ross 1,119
Labour Gerald Hancock 886
Labour David Ensor 810
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Camp Hill Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Harvey 704
Labour Michael McMahon 584
Conservative Stanley Snow 420
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Exhall Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Hancox 1,086
Labour Don Navarro 976
Conservative Reg Lovick 575
Conservative Margaret O’Neill 524
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Galley Common Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Hood 718
Labour Maurice Kedwards 694
Conservative Bryan Grant 471
Conservative Mark Grant 457
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Heath Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Glass 757
Labour Ian Lloyd 753
Conservative Stephen Ward 371
Conservative Ian Llewellyn-Nash 358
Liberal Democrats Paul Behan 306
Liberal Democrats Peter Lee 229
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Kingswood Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geoff Ashford 683
Labour Patricia Henry 633
Conservative Sonja Wilson 428
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Poplar Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Copland 751
Labour William Hancox 744
Conservative Ann Crutchlow 361
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Slough Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Lloyd 911
Labour Roma Taylor 887
Conservative Jim O'Brien 672
Conservative Alan Robinson 589
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: St. Nicolas Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Harry Cawthorne 1,272
Conservative Thomas Wilson 1,178
Labour Jane Howard 697
Labour James Hannan 602
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Weddington Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Smith 1,276
Conservative Jeffrey Clarke 1,206
Labour Walter Summer 876
Labour Sandra Bradley 757
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Wembrook Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Sheppard 960
Labour Julie Jackson 934
Conservative Marcus Jones 444
Conservative John Waine 424
Majority
Turnout
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Elections 2002: Whitestone Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Colledge 1,344
Conservative Nicholas Grant 1,261
Liberal Democrats Sarah Hall 681
Labour Philip Johnson 645
Labour Daniel De’Ath 538
Majority
Turnout