Atherstone Jobs Fair and Bedworth Name Campaign

Last week I began a campaign to officially change our constituency name to include ‘Bedworth’.

I believe that not only is it deserving to formally recognise Bedworth but it is logical too. Bedworth is its own town with its own history and traditions, too often the focus is with Nuneaton or Coventry or North Warwickshire; Bedworth has an individual character in its own right.

Bedworth is also the largest town and population centre in the constituency and the new proposed boundaries would include the whole of North Warwickshire Borough and Bedworth. Thus ‘North Warwickshire and Bedworth’ not only has a nice ring to it but is also factually correct!

So how can you help change the name of our local constituency and get Bedworth recognised? It’s simple, just go to, enter your postcode, then click on the ‘have your say’ section. The more residents who state that the new constituency should be called "North Warwickshire and Bedworth", the more successful we are likely to be.

I have joined up with North Warwickshire Borough Council and Job Centre Plus to host the latest jobs fair in Atherstone on Friday 7th October. The Jobs fair runs from 11am – 3pm and will be taking place at the Atherstone Memorial Hall at the end of Long Street (near the Leisure Complex).

This event is open to all local people who are seeking work, apprenticeships or a career change. We have a number of regional organisations and businesses attending the jobs fair that are looking for new employees.

I am delighted that North Warwickshire Council Leader David Humphreys is on board with this and has supported organising the event. Although we have a very strong record of employment in our community there is still more we can do to support local families in finding the security of work.

I am also pleased that support and advice for residents with disabilities who are looking for jobs will also be at the event.

So if you are looking for a job at the moment come to Atherstone Memorial Hall on Friday 7th October.