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:






Mr Richard Samuda

Mr Mark Davies, CVO

Mrs Clare Sawdon, JP

The 2019/20 High Sheriff's of Warwickshire's neighbouring counties are:



Mr A E Brough




Mr J F S Hervey-Bathurst CBE, DL




Mr E Holloway




Dr J J Dixey




Mr T R Hercock




The Lady Jay of Ewelme CBE




Mr R C G Berkeley




Mr N A N Robertson DL

West Midlands

 Mr M Kuo



The Chief Constable - Chief Constable Martin Jelley (www.warwickshire.police.uk)

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue

 Deputy Chief Fire Officer -  Mr Rob Moyney

 Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service - Dr Anthony Marsh 


The main Courts are in Nuneaton (North) and Leamington Spa (South) 

Presiding Judges of the Midland Circuit

The Honourable Mrs Justice Carr, DBE

The Honourable  Mr Justice Baker

Queens Remembrancer

Senior Master Barbara Fontaine

Resident Judge – Warwick Crown Court

His Honour Judge Lockhart, QC

Chairman of the Bench, Warwickshire Magistrates

Mrs Susan Robertson, JP

Parliamentary Constituencies 

There are six Parliamentary Constituencies in the county:

 Mr Matt Western MP – Warwick & Leamington

 The Right Hon Jeremy Wright MP QC – Kenilworth & Southam

 Mr Nadim Zahawi MP – Stratford upon Avon

 Mr Craig Tracey MP – North Warwickshire

 Mr Mark Pawsey MP – Rugby

 Mr Marcus Jones MP - Nuneaton


Councillor Andrew Foster    - Mayor of Alcester

Councillor David Wright      - Mayor of Atherstone

Councillor Tony Battle         - Mayor of Coleshill

Councillor John Blundell      - Lord Mayor of Coventry

Councillor Michael Hitchens - Mayor of Kenilworth

Councillor Denise Clews      - Mayoress of North Warwickshire

Councillor Chris Watkins      - Mayor of Nuneaton & Bedworth

Councillor Denise Clews       - Mayoress of Royal Leamington Spa

Councillor Tom Mahoney      - Mayor of Rugby

Councillor Ian Cooper          - Mayor of Shipston

Councillor Lee Ellard            - Mayoress of Southam

Councillor John Bicknell        - Mayor of Stratford upon Avon 

Councillor Richard Eddy        - Mayor of Warwick

Councillor Terry Shepherd    - Mayor of Whitnash