High Sheriff Warwickshire
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A Guide to Warwickshire from a Shrieval Perspective

The County

Warwickshire is a landlocked non-metropolitan County in the West Midlands region of England. The County town is Warwick, although the largest town is Nuneaton. The County is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare.  The estimated population of Warwickshire is c 600,000 (564,562 in 2017 according to web). 

The five districts of Warwickshire are Nuneaton, Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford upon Avon and together they form the Warwickshire County Council area, and are within the 1974 boundaries.  The shape of the administrative area of Warwickshire differs considerably from that of the historic county, which also includes the now autonomous unitary authorities of Coventry and Solihull, as well as a small area around central and north east Birmingham.

The recent High Sheriffs of Warwickshire have been:

2017-18 Mr Mark Davies, CVO
2018-19 Mrs Clare Swadon, JP
2019-20 Mr Simon Miesegaes

The 2020/21 High Sheriffs in Warwickshire’s neighbouring counties are:

Staffordshire Cmdr C J Bagot-Jewitt, DL, RN
Herefordshire Mrs P C H Thomas
Worcestershire Lt Col M L Jackson, OBE
Shropshire Mrs A N Harris, JP
Leicestershire Mrs A V Smith, MBE
Oxfordshire Mrs A Ponsonby MBE
Gloucestershire Mr R C G Berkeley
Northamptonshire Mr N A N S Robertson, DL
West Midlands Mr W C Lyn, CBE


Chief Constable Martin Jelley, QPM

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue

Chief Fire Officer Kieran Amos

West Midlands Ambulance Service

Chief Executive Dr Anthony Marsh

Presiding Judges of the Midlands Service

The Honourable Mr Justice Bryan
The Honourable Mr Justice Baker

Queen's Remembrancer

Senor Master Barbara Fontaine

Resident Judge - Warwickshire Crown Court

His Honour Judge Lockhart, QC

Chairman of the Bench, Warwickshire Magistrates

Mr Graham Hollowell, JP

Parliamentary Constituencies

Warwick and Leamington Mr Matt Western, MP
Kenilworth and Southam The Right Hon Jeremy Wright, MP, QC
Stratford upon Avon Mr Nadim Zahawi, MP
North Warwickshire Mr Craig Tracey, MP
Rugby Mr Mark Pawsey, MP
Nuneaton Mr Marcus Jones, MP


Cllr Gill Forman Mayoress of Alcester
Cllr Carl Gurney Mayor of Atherstone
Cllr Adam Richardson Mayor of Coleshill
Cllr Linda Bigham Lord Mayor of Coventry
Cllr Alison Firth Mayor of Kenilworth
Cllr Brian Moss Mayor of North Warwickshire
Cllr Jill Shepherd Mayoress of Nuneaton and Bedworth
Cllr Bill Gifford Mayor of Royal Leamington Spa
Cllr Bill Lewis Mayor of Rugby
Cllr Ian Cooper Mayor of Shipston
Cllr Lee Allard Mayor of Southam
Cllr Kate Rolfe Mayoress of Stratford upon Avon
Cllr Neale Murphy Mayor of Warwick
Cllr Robert Margrave Mayor of Whitnash