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Yet more Labour achievements

Last night I had half an eye on the repeat of the programme about the best and worst places to live in the UK, and while property porn is not my thing, the emergence of a pattern which the presenters did not mention made it a tad more interesting. See if you can spot it:

The Twenty Worst

Middlesborough - MPs - both Labour. Council - Labour
Hull - MPs - all Labour. Council - Liberal Democrat
Newham - MPs - all Labour. Council - Labour
Nottingham - MPs - all Labour. Council - Labour
Merthyr Tydfil - MP - Labour. Council - Labour
North East Lincolnshire (Grimsby) - MP - Labour. Council - Labour
Islington - MPs - both Labour. Council - Liberal Democrat (NOC)
Blaenau Gwent - MP - 'Independent' (re-badged Labour). Council - Labour
Mansfield - MPs - both Labour. Council - Independent
Knowsley - MPs - both Labour. Council - Labour
Blackpool - MPs - both Labour. Council - Conservative (2007 gain)
Hackney - MPs - both Labour. Council - Labour
Stoke - MPs - All Labour. Council - NOC (Labour)
Barking & Dagenham - MPs - both Labour. Council - Labour
Doncaster - MPs - All Labour. Council - Labour
Cannock Chase - MP - Labour. Council - NOC (Labour)
Manchester - MPs - All Labour. Council - Labour
Haringey - (Despite Justin Hinchcliffe's best efforts) - MPs - One Labour, one LD. Council - Labour
Burnley - MP - Labour. Council - NOC (LD)
Hartlepool - MP - Labour. Council - Labour

I was also following the 20 best areas, and a somewhat reversed pattern emerged. If the people insist, I will go through them line by line, but the only ones that leapt out at me as not being Tory were Edinburgh (#1), with 4/5 MPs Labour (1 LD) and an LD/SNP council, Winchester (#2), Lib Dem MP (bye bye Mr Oaten) and a Tory council, and East Dunbartonshire (1 Lab, 1 LD) and a Tory / LD minority council.
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Blogger Hercules said... 5:17 pm

Hey Croydonian,

I hope all is well with you?

I'm shocked to see that Sandwell (West Midlands) is not in the top 20 worst places to live.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:14 pm

Yup, all well thanks. And with you too I hope.

I do not think that their methodology was that rigorous, or one that would attract universal consent, so while the top 20 do look rather nicer than the bottom 20, I think there is ample scope for finding other towns to praise or damn. I just fancied making a cheap point, that's all....  



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