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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 05:19 PM

6. Different story where I live

The area I live in is old coal mining country, which of course means traditionally rock solid Labour. However, in recent years the area has been gentrifying and reinventing itself as a commuter / retirement area for Sheffield, Chesterfield and surrounding areas. This has meant growth of Conservatives and decline of Labour.

One town in the constituency has also recently been declared as one of the top 10 places to live in England by a study that received a lot of media attention, which may have gone to residents heads slightly.

As to the areas that the district where I live gets lumped in with go, that's where the governments "Northern Powerhouse" gibberish comes in. Nobody in this area wants to be lumped in with Sheffield City Region as the government wants, except for Chesterfield Council. Derbyshire County Council are desperate to prevent them from breaking off from the rest of the county, and have initiated legal proceedings which have caused the postponement of elections for regional mayor.

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