“There's a lot of good things in Huddersfield”.
That was the response from the town as it emerged in the bottom 10 of a new study of the best places in which to live in Britain.
Huddersfield was ranked 56th out of 64 places, languishing near the bottom with places including Grimsby, Burnley, Blackpool and Rochdale.
At the other end of the table, Blackburn has been named the best place in Britain to make a living.
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The Lancashire town tops the table when comparing average wages to mortgage repayments. The analysis also took into account the cost of living and health of the area’s job market.
But many in the Lancashire town were amazed by the result from credit comparison website TotallyMoney.com and some even laughed at the very idea.
The site found cash goes further in Blackburn – home town of World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty, best-selling author Josephine Cox and Corrie star Wendi Peters – than anywhere else.
Gloucester ranks bottom with mortgages at £939, 52% of the median wage figure.
In Huddersfield, people were scathing about the findings. Karen Hobson, of the Huddersfield Partnership organisation, is still basking in the afterglow of the hugely-successful Food and Drink Festival.
It drew a crowd of more than 100,000 people to St George’s Square and also highlighted the thriving number of small businesses springing up in the town.
Karen said: “We have one of the most beautiful towns in the country, with hundreds of listed buildings and glorious countryside on our fringes.
“There are also many, many new businesses coming forward showing great entrepreneurial spirit. We had our biggest ever food festival and 90% of the record number of stallholders were from the Huddersfield area.
“We are also a thriving student town with an award-winning university and investment coming into the town because of it”.
A university spokesman said: “There is a lot of good going on here.
“The 3M Buckley Innovation Centre has been a great success in Huddersfield”.