6 out of 10 places with happiest residents have high Liberal Democrat inflluence

Photo by Alex FosterSomething to cheer us on a cold, wintry Spring afternoon.

I’m rarely comfortable about linking to the Daily Mail, but for once it has some good news for Liberal Democrats, although, of course, it doesn’t realise it.

Today, it points to a survey which shows the 10 places in Britain with the happiest residents – and six of them are run, or have recently been run by Liberal Democrats.

Harrogate tops the poll with Stockport, St Albans, Kingston upon Thames, Bath and Truro also in the top ten.

Clearly, as Ben Page from Ipsos MORI points out, it’s hardly a definitive survey, but it’s something that should encourage Liberal Democrats in the run-up to the local elections in May.

Councillors play a vital role in building their communities and Liberal Democrats have a reputation for being very closely attached to their wards and being aware of and dealing with people’s concerns. It’s that old ethos of community politics which is hardwired into our grassroots.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • SaveCleggHe'sInMess 27th Mar '13 - 5:38pm

    Err, nothing to do with the types of places are ?

    Nice, attractive places to live, lots of middle class residents, why would they be miserable ?

    Probably a lot of them looking forward to their higher rate tax cut curtesy od the Coalition.

  • Phil Wainewright 28th Mar '13 - 9:34am

    Which is cause and which is effect?
    Lib Dem influence = happy residents
    Happy residents = Lib Dem influence
    What do you think?

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