Strange that facts and reality collide, as I have extensively investigated the Leeds / Liverpool canal, that an extension runs by my house, but you are able to post non facts regarding that, so your source seems a strange one. Quoting data from non verified data is a strange tract. WHY make data up That has been researched by others? The other information is the unverifyable, so made up. Can you confirm the source?
I have spent many years, doing research, about the Leeds/Liverpool canal, what you write, is complete and utter nonsense. Most made up, and complete fantasy.
CBH you seem to be comparing liverpool with cumbria. Also look at the negatives, compare statistics for car crime, murder, burglaries, stabbings, rapes, hooliganism, riots, those claiming benefits etc.
I wonder which area would be an out and out winner?