William Eichler 24 December 2021

List of 39 places applying for city status published

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The Government has published a list of the 39 places in the competition for city status.

The competition, which is aimed at giving a boost to local communities, is being run as part of the celebrations for the Queen’s 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

For the first time ever, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies were eligible to apply for the title as part of the competition.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Steve Barclay commented: ‘City status is not only about local pride, it can deliver real levelling up benefits for businesses and the local area which is clear from the high number of applications. A sincere best of luck to all those who have applied.’

List of places which applied for city status:

  • Alcester, Warwickshire
  • Ballymena, County Antrim
  • Bangor, County Down
  • Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Bolsover, Derbyshire
  • Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Coleraine, County Londonderry
  • Colchester, Essex
  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • Crewe, Cheshire
  • Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Dorchester, Dorset
  • Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Dudley, West Midlands
  • Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dunfermline, Fife
  • Elgin, Moray
  • George Town, Cayman Islands
  • Gibraltar, Gibraltar
  • Goole, East Yorkshire
  • Greenock, Renfrewshire
  • Guildford, Surrey
  • Livingston, West Lothian
  • Marazion, Cornwall
  • Medway, Kent
  • Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
  • Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Newport and Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
  • Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Oban, Argyll and Bute
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • Peel, Isle of Man
  • St Andrews, Fife
  • Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • South Ayrshire, Ayrshire and Arran
  • Warrington, Cheshire
  • Warwick, Warwickshire
  • Wrexham, Clwyd

List of cities which applied for lord provost/lord mayor status:

  • Bath, Somerset
  • Derby, Derbyshire
  • Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Inverness, Inverness
  • Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Newport, Gwent
  • Perth, Perth and Kinross
  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Worcester, Worcestershire
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