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Top 10 'worst' places to live in the UK revealed - is your town on the list?

Mirror logo Mirror 06/12/2018 Abigail O'Leary
people walking on a city street: Huddersfield topped the list complied after a tongue-in-cheek poll © Huddersfield topped the list complied after a tongue-in-cheek poll

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The top 10 'worst' places to live in the UK have apparently been revealed - according to a tongue-in-cheek poll.

Community website ILiveHere, boasting 30,000 followers, asked the public to vote for the chavviest, most violent and unclean' places to live.

Huddersfield knocked former 'top grot spot' Dover off the top, with people online describing it as "chavvy".

It narrowly beat competition from 'violent' Rotherham and Liverpool.

Dover dropped to number ten despite the claim "nobody wants to live here".

a car driving down a busy city street © Credits: A view of Huddersfield town centre

Second and third when to Rotherham and Liverpool respectively, with Bristol, in joint ninth, the only other southern town after the home of the White Cliffs.

a view of a city street © Credits: Liverpool came third in the list

Community website ILiveHere said: "let's get down to business of offending local councillors and dignitaries plus ruining the trade of estate agents.

Voters were asked to include their own opinions of the towns.

Writing about Huddersfield, which had 50 per cent more votes than second place Rotherham, one said: "There's nothing but pound shops and a few coffee shops.

"It's polluted and unclean. It's a horrible place to live."

Another added: "Huddersfield - it's a rough, boring, chavvy, c*** hole."

a group of people walking down a street next to a building © Credits: Rotherham came second in the list

a group of people walking down a street next to a building © Credits: Kingsgate Shopping Centre on King Street in Huddersfield Town centre

Eighth place Accrington was simply labelled a "dump", while one voter said the best thing about fifth place Blackpool is "the M55 out".

Bristol, thought of by many as a hipster haven, made its first appearance in the list.

A voter said: "Beneath the veneer of textbook overdone hipster pretentiousness is the same Bristol of old - which was apparently full of 'West Country chavs'.

Rochdale was fourth and described by the website as "almost permanent fixture in a our Top 10 for a very good reason".

One person went as far to describe Rochdale as the place "where evolution took a break"

a group of people on a city street © Credits: Getty Images/Perspectives One voter said the best thing about fifth place Blackpool is "the M55 out"

a boat is docked in a harbor © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Dover was knocked from the top spot

Writing about Liverpool, one person said: "Don't get me started."

Dover, the only town in the south east on the list, was described as "one of the biggest dumps" in the region.

The website said: "Dropping from last year's No.1 and cherry on top of the s**t town cup cake, is Dover.

"If you have never been there, the name of the town probably conjures up images of the iconic white cliffs.

"The reality is, Dover is one of the biggest dumps in the South East."

The Top 10

1. Huddersfield

2. Rotherham

3. Liverpool

4. Rochdale

5. Blackpool

6. Castleford

7. Hull

8. Accrington

9. Bristol

10. Dover


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