Except for one stint in the 1980s - the Thurrock seat in south Essex had been a Labour stronghold.
But at the last election the race was so tight - two recounts were ordered. Conservative Jackie Doyle-Price just scraped in with a majority of 92 votes which is the fifth smallest majority in the UK. The turnout was just under 60 per cent.
In this report, our reporter Nashreen Issa speaks to Tyrrells Hall club members and Mike Umoren from TRUST.
There are seven candidates standing in the constituency of Thurrock:
- Tim Aker (UKIP)
- Jamie Barnes (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol)
- Polly Billington (Labour)
- Jackie Doyle-Price (Conservative)
- Rhodri Jamieson-Ball (Liberal Democrat)
- Aba Kristilolu (All People's Party)
- Daniel Munyambu (Independent)
Well, with less than a week to go to the general election, the pollsters are in a frenzy of anticipation.
And at Drusillas Zoo in Sussex they decided to it was time to test the politcal preferences of Porker the Pig.
Handfuls of his favourite food were placed in coloured buckets to represent the main parties. And it seems that Porker is a true blue Tory.
ITV Meridian spoke to Head Keeper at Drusillas Mark Kenward.
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In tonight's constituency profile, we take a look at Dover.
Its famous port has become a major focus for the immigration debate. Little surprise then that the seat is a key target for UKIP.
Last time - in 2010 - Conservative Charlie Elphicke won it from Labour with a majority of 5,274 and the turnout was 70%.
Sangeeta Bhabra went to have a closer look.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg visited the Kent target seat of Maidstone and The Weald, determined to inject some life into their campaign and prove the party is not dead and buried. Derek Johnson reports
It's not just on the rather foggy beaches of England where voters will have an impact on the outcome of the election.
With five million Brits living abroad, 800-thousand in Spain alone, the parties are busy canvassing beyond our shores.
Cary Johnston brings us this special report from Spain's Costa del Sol.
One man who's certainly got plenty of life in him is the Queen guitarist and campaigner Brian May.
He was in Brighton today to encourage people to get out and vote- it's part of his Common Decency campaign to get voters to embrace democracy and have their voice heard
The leader of the Green Party Natalie Bennett was in Brighton today to launch their new election poster - Our political correspondent Phil Hornby was there for us too.
Queen guitarist and campaigner Brian May will be in Brighton today to encourage more of us to vote.
The musician, from Berkshire, recently launched his own campaign to highlight the importance of democracy.
He'll also be meeting students at a local music college with Green candidate Caroline Lucas.