Beeston most adulterous town in
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The top 100 places where British people are mostly like to have an affair have been revealed, with Beeston topping the list.

The town in Nottinghamshire was officially named the most adulterous part of the UK, according to the Official Infidelity Index 2015 with 2.54% of the population having an affair, Livingstone in Scotland came second with 2.03%.

Craigavon in Northern Ireland was bottom of the list, which ran to 140 entries, with only 0.04% of the town having affairs.

Claire Page of IllicitEncounters.com, which created the index, said: "People think you'd get more life in a graveyard than in Beeston but the Illicit Index proves one thing: it's always the quiet ones."

Psychologist Lucy Redford blamed isolation and loneliness as factors to why people have affairs in small towns like Beeston.

"Discretion is usually the main priority in extra-marital affairs," she said. "If secrecy wasn't important, the individual would seek a divorce before an affair. Often, when passion has left a relationship, but people don't want to fracture their home status or disrupt a family unit, and they're not willing to compromise their sex lives, an affair becomes tempting for their situation."

The top 100 towns for extra-marital relationships in the UK

1 Beeston

2 Livingston

3 Maidenhead

4 Taunton

5 Runcorn

6 Newcastle-under-Lyme

7 Guildford

8 Farnborough

9 Bracknell

10 Loughborough

11 Gravesend

12 Gosport

13 Tamworth

14 Widnes

15 Stevenage

16 Rochester

17 Weymouth

18 Harrogate

19 Aldershot

20 Hamilton

21 Crawle

22 Bootle

23 Christchurch

24 Shrewsbury

25 Chatham

26 Margate

27 Chelmsford

28 Ashford

29 Bury

30 Clacton-On-Sea

31 Stourbridge

32 Bamber Bridge

33 Rugby

34 Altrincham

35 Cumbernauld

36 Cannock

37 Redditch

38 Halesowen

39 Macclesfield

40 Bedford

41 Eastleigh

42 Royal Leamington Spa

43 Gillingham

44 Kettering

45 Grays

46 Burton upon Trent

47 Scarborough

48 Walton-on-Thames

49 Royal Tunbridge Wells

50 Stafford

51 Maidstone

52 Mansfield

53 Crewe

54 Blackburn

55 Bognor Regis

56 Wrexham/Wrecsam

57 Weston-super-Mare

58 Littlehampton

59 Walsall

60 Folkestone

61 Reading

62 Aylesbury

63 Esher

64 East Kilbride

65 Wallasey

66 Lowestoft

67 Sale

68 Hemel Hempstead

69 Bebington

70 South Shields

71 Corby

72 Ellesmere Port

73 Willenhall0

74 Chesterfield

75 Batley

76 Darlington

77 Nuneaton

78 Kidderminster

79 Blackpool

80 Barnsley

81 Keighley

82 West Bromwich

83 Neath/Castell-Nedd

84 Southport

85 Ewell

86 Dudley

87 Paisley

88 Slough

89 Castlereagh

90 Colchester

91 Grimsby

92 Scunthorpe

93 Brentwood

94 Luton

95 Woking

96 Solihull

97 St Helens

98 High Wycombe

99 Hastings

100 Halifax