In an interview in which he talked about inequality, Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg: “Here in Somers Town, the life expectancy is 10 years less than a mile up the road.”

Somers Town is an area of north London that includes King’s Cross and St Pancras stations – the Office for National Statistics (ONS) calls the area Somers Town and St Pancras.

The most recent life-expectancy figures to go down to such small areas were for 2009-2013, when the life expectancy at birth for males in the area was 77.5 – for females it was 81.6.

The only area in London with male life expectancy 10 years higher than St Pancras and Somers Town is Knightsbridge and Belgravia, where the

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