Bradford, Keighley and Halifax have been named among the "least integrated" places in the UK in research published by the Policy Exchange.
The think-tank Policy Exchange has published research into the most divided areas across England and Wales, with Bradford being named amongst the "least integrated" in the UK. As well as a belief that councils should be given a statutory responsibility to improve community integration, Policy Exchange also believes the government should compile a comprehensive national analysis of the picture every three to five years.
David Goodhart, head of Policy Exchange's new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit, said:
"Ethnic minority integration has shot up the political agenda in recent months and it is useful to know where the biggest challenges and the often quiet success stories actually are.
"As our index shows the integration picture is a mixed one but in some places people, of all backgrounds, fear that society is changing too fast and that too many people are living parallel lives.
"It is critical that this country retains its traditions of openness and individual rights and some sense of mutual regard between citizens. That is why the government should try to promote mixed communities."
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