WORCESTER'S MP has welcomed the results of a recent survey that found the city to be the happiness in the UK.

The survey of 2,830 Brits was carried out for Provident Personal Credit's 'Unbroken Britain', seeing the Faithful city come out on top of the category for the second time in a year.

Residents rated, on a scale of one to 10, how they felt in Worcester, with the city receiving an overall rating of 7.83.

The MP said: "It’s fantastic to hear Worcester recognised as the happiest place although it should come as no surprise to those of us who have always known it to be a welcoming, diverse and friendly place to live.

“The positive spirit of the city is just one of the many ‘pull factors’ that draw people to live, study and work here. Along with our green spaces, excellent schools, rich history and strong local economy, this spirit makes Worcester a truly attractive place for residents and visitors alike."

“The Chamber of Commerce Expo sees over 100 local businesses of all sizes coming together to network and share ideas and services – a demonstration of World Class Worcestershire’s appeal to industry and commerce.

"I'm always struck by how much local businesses do to support good causes and charities in the city and this is another example of the good that successful enterprise can do."

“As the Prime Minister set out at the Conservative conference, this Government will continue to support innovation and entrepreneurship, fostering the economic conditions necessary for business to thrive and prosperity to be shared.

“Last week I had the pleasure of opening Worcester Bosch’s new state-of-the-art training academy with Energy Minister Richard Harrington – just one example of the many businesses, both large and small, that are choosing to invest and grow in Worcester.

"Not only does this investment put Worcester on the map as a destination of choice for business, but it also creates the high-skilled job and training opportunities that local people need to get on, creating an economy that works for everyone.”