An interesting statistic has come out of the recent Census, showing that the northern seaside mecca of Blackpool is the place with the largest percentage of divorced people in England and Wales.
The Lancashire seaside resort has the highest percentage of people who are divorced – 13.1%, compared with the average for England and Wales of 9%. This also includes those whose same-sex civil partnership is dissolved.
Explanations are hard to come by, but the lure of the seaside after a split could be one, but then why would sunnier Bournemouth or more cosmopolitan Brighton not attract our sea loving divorcees?
The most likely explanation is that people in Blackpool and surrounds are in a deprived area, with little work and no money and that would get our vote.