ITV News Central's special series looks at a range of key election issues. In our first Central Issue debate, we look at the economy.Read the full story ›
Sameena has been chatting to female voters in the Midlands.
More than 9 million women didn't vote last time round. So, it's no surprise that the politicians will spend the next few weeks slugging it out to try to encourage them to take part - particularly in the marginal seats where just a few votes could make all the difference.
There's still plenty of time for women to make up their minds - but what does get us fired up? Sameena has been chatting to a female netball team and hears from some first time voters at a school in Worcestershire
As we mark the first official day of campaigning, it's expected to be one of the most closely-contested general elections in years.Read the full story ›
ITV Central have set up a mobile polling booth and we're touring the Midlands to find out what your views on the election are. Here's what some Midlanders had to say:
So watch out for YouBooth in your town.
Nottinghamshire Lib Dem candidate Jason Zadrozny pulls out of election, after arrest over allegations of historic sexual offences.Read the full story ›
MPs have decided not provide millions of pounds to keep Thoresby colliery in Nottinghamshire open for a further three years.Read the full story ›
Councillor Les Jones has been chosen as the new prospective parliamentary candidate for Dudley North after the resignation of Afzal Amin amid allegations he met with the EDL to stage a protest against a mosque in an attempt to win votes.
Dudley North is a key marginal seat and target for the Conservatives, which is currently held by Labour's Ian Austin, who has been the incumbent MP for ten years.
Les Jones has previously been the leader of Dudley Council, and also stood as a candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has retired as private secretary to the Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.Read the full story ›