The statement made by Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on 31 May 2022.
Congratulations to Bradford, which is a worthy winner of UK City of Culture 2025.
Art and culture should be accessible to everyone and this prestigious title will help Bradford deliver unforgettable events for communities on their doorstep.
There was stiff competition and I thank County Durham, Southampton and Wrexham County Borough for their excellent bids.
Coventry has shown us how powerful the UK City of Culture title is at boosting investment, attracting visitors and leaving a lasting legacy for local people.