Tory MP says Doncaster's improved ranking in worst towns list down to people voting Conservative

Doncaster’s Tory MP has said that the town’s improved ranking in an annual list of the 50 worst places to live in England is down to people voting Conservative.

Yesterday, it was revealed that Doncaster has nearly dropped out of the controversial annual top 50 rundown, plunging from 11th last year to 46th spot this year.

And Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher has suggested that the improved standing could be down to voting for the Conservatives at the 2019 General Election.

Sharing the poll on Twitter, he wrote: “Doncaster voted @Conservatives in 2019 and takes more pride in itself year on year.

Conservative Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher.

"I’m looking forward to the day we don’t feature in this competition at all.

"I love my town #Doncasterisgreat.”

The controversial yearly poll conducted by website ILiveHere sees people voting for the towns they live in – and in previous years Doncaster has been named in the top ten and been ranked the worst place in Yorkshire.

In 2020 it was named as the second worst place in Britain.

The rankings are decided by people who live in that town – with Peterborough finally dislodged by Aylesbury as Britain’s worst place to live after taking top spot for three years in a row.

The worst place in Yorkshire was Huddersfield, which took second spot, while Bradford was in tenth.

In previous years, Doncaster has been given a series of scathing reviews by residents in the poll.

One said: “A night out in Donny is magical, with bums sitting on steps drinking White Lightning near the old Purple Door strip club or the Jobcentre and lovely ladies with near nothing on, looking to volunteer to contribute to Doncaster’s rising pregnancy rate.

Another wrote: “If you have to come to Doncaster, don’t make eye contact with people in town, avoid parks and estates, and for the love of god use a condom.

“Watch as the local beauties, flabby flesh pouring out from over tight short skirts – ageing 50 somethings in kids’ gear trying to look like Britney Spears… a god awful sight.”

The full top 50 list is available at ILiveHere HERE