The Prime Minister has chosen Corsham in Wiltshire to begin his election campaign as the West is an important battleground for all the parties at this election.
Four of the Conservatives' top 50 targets are here in our region, including Chippenham and Wells, lost to the Lib Dems last time, plus Somerton and Frome and Taunton Deane, where the Lib Dem MPs have stood down.
Labour also have four top targets - looking to recover seats lost to the Conservaitives last time in Stroud, Gloucester, Kingswood and South Swindon in particular. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls will be in those areas today.
UKIP believe their best chance is in the Tory-held Forest of Dean, while on paper at least regaining Weston-super-Mare is a Lib Dem target, and the Greens have Bristol West in their sights having had a success at local elections there.
In Chippenham, Duncan Hames made history at the last general election by becoming the first Liberal to win a seat in Wiltshire in more than 80 years.
In the latest in our series studying ten seats on the way to Number Ten, Robert Murphy has been focussing at Chippenham.
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