Revealed: North-East towns in top 50 ‘worst places to live’ – is your area on the list?

TWO North-East areas have been named amongst the 50 worst places to live in a controversial new poll.

Sunderland and Middlesbrough have been ranked the 26th and 31st worst places in a new survey by the satirical website I Live Here.

Some 125,681 visitors voted for their worst place to live in England 2021, “smashing” the previous year’s voter numbers.

Retaining its crown as the worst place to live is Peterborough, which has topped the chart for three years in a row. 

The site states: “The atmosphere in Peterborough is draining.

“You feel totally isolated from the rest of the world and life in general, as though everything else is going on and you’re not part of it as you’re stuck in this dump.”

Many towns in Yorkshire appear on the list, including Halifax. 

Coming in at number ten, one contributor wrote: “The only reason you’ve probably heard of it is because of the Building Society that bears its name. If that wasn’t bad enough, its only other claim to fame is Ed Sheeran was born there.”

Another added: “It came as quite a shock when the locals began inspecting and touching our clothing.

“I think it was the first time they had seen anyone without tracksuit bottoms and food-stained hooded tops.”

The website also revealed 70 per cent of the votes were cast between 9am and 5pm on laptops and desktop computer, suggesting voters were bored at work.

Here are the top 50 worst places to live, according to the survey: 

  1. Peterborough
  2. Huddersfield
  3. Liverpool
  4. Bradford
  5. Hull
  6. Wakefield
  7. Luton
  8. Jaywick
  9. Torquay
  10. Halifax
  11. Doncaster
  12. Keighley
  13. Castleford
  14. Barnsley
  15. Blackpool
  16. Grimsby
  17. Oldham
  18. Aylesbury
  19. Newton Abbot
  20. Wigan
  21. Swanley
  22. Andover
  23. Rochdale
  24. Slough
  25. Ipswich
  26. Sunderland
  27. Nottingham
  28. Blackburn
  29. Bolton
  30. Aldershot
  31. Middlesborough
  32. Croydon
  33. Boscombe
  34. Rotherham
  35. Accrington
  36. Stoke on Trent
  37. Leicester
  38. Burnley
  39. Reading
  40. Southampton
  41. York
  42. Brandon
  43. Barking & Dagenham
  44. Didcot
  45. Northampton
  46. Walsall
  47. Chichester
  48. Wolverhampton
  49. Boston
  50. Sheffield

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