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Mock Tudor shops in Hillingdon, north west London. It was voted the ninth worst place to live in the UK

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I’ll come to them in a moment. Firstly though, consider the political and demographic make-up of Barking and Dagenham.

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The west London borough scored badly on contentment, and costs which residents found it hard to cope with.

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Further north from Hounslow, the boroughs of Brent and Harrow were voted third and fourth worst.

Anecdotal myth-making played a part too. I have been told many stories about white people being “forced” to move out of the borough because houses and flats they thought they should have had were being allocated to immigrants.

Dagenham was an ancient, and later civil, parish in the Becontree hundred of Essex.[6] The Metropolitan Police District was extended in 1840 to include Dagenham. The parish formed part of the Romford Rural District from 1894.[7][8] Dagenham Parish Council offices were located on Bull Street.

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The wards of Eastbrook, Heath, River, Village and Whalebone are in the Dagenham and Rainham Parliamentary Constituency. The wards of Alibon, Mayesbrook, Parsloes, Thames and Valence are in the Barking Parliamentary Constituency. Each ward elects three councillors to Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council. The whole area is within the City and East London Assembly Constituency.

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The Roundhouse public house on the junction of Porters Avenue and Lodge Avenue became East London's premier rock-music venue between 1969 and 1975, incorporating the Village Blues Club. Notable performers at the pub included Jethro Tull, Supertramp, Queen, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Status Quo, and Led Zeppelin (on 5 April 1969). The Eastbrook is a Grade II* listed pub.[32]

So, knowing all this, when I heard that the editor-in-chief of the Mirror titles, Lloyd Embley, was soft-pedalling on the remain campaign I wasn’t surprised.

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The Daggers moved to the top of the National League table after a 2-0 win over North Ferriby United.

Dagenham is a lot less diverse compared to the other town of the borough, Barking.

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Nine boroughs in London have made a top 10 list of the worst places to live in the UK.

This demographic change has aroused considerable opposition and is the basis of the 62.8% vote in favour of leave (a total of 46,130 voters) compared to the 38% (27,750) who voted to remain. And the turn-out, at 63.8%, was high by recent general election standards.

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Motorcycle speedway was staged at the greyhound stadium in Ripple Road in the mid to late 1930s. The club run events focussed on training but a team called the Dagenham Daggers did take part in local competitions. It is possible that the venture was operational as early as 1931 a meeting at Caxton (Cambridgeshire) was advertised as Caxton Speedway v Dagenham Speedway.

The link between the place and Mirror group titles is the Labour party. The papers have been long-time supporters of Labour and the overwhelming majority of their readers are Labour voters.

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*Now read Joseph Harker’s piece to see the effects of anti-migration “scare stories.”

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The east London borough topped the list, coming bottom for: community, area upkeep, safety, amenities and neighbourliness

Throughout the EU referendum campaign the newspapers I watched with the greatest interest were the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People.

Luton, which is in Bedfordshire, came in at eight, and was the only place on the list that is not in London.

Selbourne Road in the Bedfordshire town of Luton. Luton scored worst for home value

Dagenham's leading cricket club Goresbrook Cricket Club are based at the May & Baker Sports Club in Rainham Road South, in 2011 the club won the Essex County Cricket League for the first time in its history.

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At the same time, I monitored events in the London borough of Barking & Dagenham because I know it so well, having spent my schooldays there before starting my career on a local weekly that served the area.