“Chavvy” Huddersfield has topped the list of the worst places to live in England this year, narrowly beating competition from ‘violent’ Rotherham.
A top ten list of country’s worst towns and cities reveals the “least salubrious dump in this septic isle”, according to a 30,000-strong community website.
Dover, which took the top grot spot last year in the tongue-in-cheek community poll, dropped to number ten despite the claim “nobody wants to live here”.
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.
Community website ILiveHere said: “let’s get down to business of offending local councillors, dignitaries and meddlesome ratbags plus ruining the trade of slime ball lying estate agents.
“It makes our day when they react to the new Top 10, desperately trying to polish a turd of a town.”
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, unclean and full of idiots. It’s a horrible place to live.”
Another added: “Huddersfield – it’s a rough, boring, chavvy, crap hole.”
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, where the West Country chavs spew out their own unique interpretation of the English language.”
Rochdale was fourth and described by the website as “almost permanent fixture in a our Top 10 for a very good reason”.
One person said: “Welcome to the cesspit of the universe, where evolution took a break and spat out this breed of useless slack-jawed yokels with less IQ than a glass of water.”
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.”
By Lewis Pennock