Where are downshifting Londoners moving to, as they seek to cash in on the high house prices and to find better schools? Hint: it’s not socialist run Wales. Surprisingly, the main destination appears to be Birmingham

“The most popular destination was Birmingham”

Possibly not the first place that came into London minds when they were contemplating a nice new school for little Jimmy and Jemima. But according to uSwitch.com’s latest Quality of Life Index, Conservative run South Solihull is the all-round best place to live in the UK. Yes I realise that Solihull isn’t technically Birmingham, but at a mere six miles from the city centre it might as well be for most people.