Caption: Southport pier is one of the longest and oldest of its kind in the country.

Southport has been named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK according to a national survey

The happiest places to live in Britain have been revealed in a new list compiled by real estate and property website Rightmove.

The data was compiled after more than 22,000 people responded to Rightmove’s “Happy at Home” index survey.

Participants were asked questions such as the extent to which they feel a sense of community spirit, feel safe, earn enough to live comfortably and whether locals are friendly and polite.