Controversial Poll Ranks ‘Worst Places To Live’ In England – And North East Town Is One Of It

Residents voted in a controversial poll to grant the dubious honor of the worst place to live in England – and a town in the northeast has been named among them.

A record 110,172 residents voted for their own towns and communities in the annual survey, with information on what it’s like to live there.

After a three-year run at the top of the standings, Peterborough fell to fifth place in the survey compiled by iLivhere, with a new winner found after Cambridgeshire’s “three glorious crowning years”.

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Instead, it’s Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, which has been voted the worst place to live in England, with 25% more votes than its closest competitor, Huddersfield.

Locals said the city’s traffic jams were part of the “magnificent beauty” of the area ”and“ part of the tour ”.

They said: ‘On entering Aylesbury you find yourself in a traffic jam.

“Don’t worry, it’s all part of the circuit. Being stuck in traffic allows you to observe the magnificent beauty of all the ‘junk citizens’ that live there.”

The 10 “worst places” to live in England are:

  1. Aylesbury
  2. Huddersfield
  3. Luton
  4. Liverpool
  5. Peterborough
  6. Bolt
  7. Corby
  8. Jaywick
  9. Quagmire
  10. Bradford

While no place in the Northeast entered the top ten, two made it into the top 50; Middlesborough in 44th place and Sunderland in 36th.

Rotherham, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham, Rochdale, Doncaster, Keighley – who were in the top six last year – have all escaped from the bottom of the stack.

Although Peterborough’s reign is over, residents still offered travel advice to anyone considering a visit.

They said about the city: “It is customary for a stranger to look you in the eye for more than three seconds, to shout ‘WHAT’ ??? and become extremely aggressive. “

Huddersfield was voted second worst place to live in England
Huddersfield was voted second worst place to live in England

Huddersfield came in second after securing more votes than half of the cities on the list.

One resident said: “Not all Huddersfield is bad… only 70% of it.

Third on the list is Luton, with residents claiming their home is uncomfortable on the eye.

One wrote: “It makes Slough comparable to the Monaco playboys tax haven.

People of Luton town center - Luton was voted third worst place to live in England
People of Luton town center – Luton was voted third worst place to live in England

Another compared the city to the setting of a well-known horror comedy: “I always avoid downtown which looks like something out of Shaun of the Dead.”

Bolton has climbed 22 notches on the dismal cities list and slipped into the top 10 at number six, which pollsters have called the “Mancunian dingleberry”.

One contributor admitted “there are much worse places in Britain”, but the “seemingly endless rain” there compounds the “feeling of sadness” […] and the uselessness of this place “.

Bolton moved up 22 spots to slip into the top 10 at number six
Bolton moved up 22 spots to slip into the top 10 at number six

Another mocked the city’s take-out industry, saying the city’s restaurants have “reached ONE-star hygiene standards.”

Jaywick, in Essex, was the only one not to move to this year’s list, making “even the worst parts of Blackpool seem like heaven”, voters say.

One said: ‘There is a reason Ross Kemp visited what he called’ Britain’s toughest seaside resort ‘.

The satellite town of Slough – home to Ali G and The Office – made its top 10 debut this year, ranking ninth.

One poetry lover recalled the words of 19th-century word-maker John Betjeman, whose wartime barbed worms bluntly criticized a city’s “mess”.

They wrote: “John Betjeman had the right idea. But even in his wildest nightmares, he couldn’t imagine the professional monster Ali G plagued with the gold-plated Currys Superstore that Slough was going to become.”

Here is the full list of iLive:

50. Southampton

49. Stains

48. Plymouth

47. Rotherham

46. ​​Doncaster

45. Swanley

44. Middlesborough

43. Chichester

42. Boston

41. Barnsley

40. Paignton

39. Axminster

38. Leeds

37. Aldershot

36. Sunderland

35. High Wycombe

34. Coventry

33. Torquay

32. Leicester

31. Swindon

30. Andover

29. Stoke-on-Trent

28. Accrington

27. Walsall

26. Walsall

25. Burnley

24. shell

23. Abingdon

22. Barking and Dagenham

21. Portsmouth

20. Chatham

19. Dover

18. Grimsby

17. Croydon

16. Rochdale

15. Blackburn

14. Blackpool

13. Oldham

12. Canterbury

11. Didcot

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