With less than three weeks to go until polling day, it's time for the first of our special reports, looking at the areas in the North West which could prove crucial to the outcome of next month's election.
As ever it's the marginal seats under the spotlight, and we're starting in starting in Barrow and Furness, where Labour's majority is under 800
Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports:
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