FORMER MP Ed Vaizey has defended an Oxfordshire town after it was ranked one of the worst places to live in England. 

Didcot has been ranked the 44th worst place in a new survey by the satirical website I Live Here, after a 'record-breaking' 125,681 people voted. 

The online contributors have been far from kind about the area, leaving scathing reviews on the page about the town. 

But Lord Vaziey of Didcot hit-back at the story, claiming it is a 'fantastic town'.

He reeled off a list of 'great' things that the town boasts including a football team, small businesses, an arts centre and community. 

He wrote on Twitter: "I’m delighted to have Didcot in my title - it’s a fantastic town with great people, great community organisations, a great arts centre, great businesses and a great football team. I could go on..."

Lord Vaizey quit politics in November 2019 to pursue 'the arts'.

In an exclusive interview with the Oxford Mail on the back of his resignation, Ed Vaizey said his exit - playfully described as #vexit - had 'nothing to do' with the Prime Minister and that 'Wantage has got it all'.

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