Northampton has been at the centre of footwear manufacturing for hundreds of years but it's politicians who need to pull up their socks to deliver what voters want in the town.
Speaking to ITV News Anglia, one shopper in the market said: "I don't think we can believe anyone at all from any of the parties."
Another added: "I'm sick to the teeth hearing about it - whatever you're doing, do it, because we've had enough - move on."
- Watch a report on the election battle in Northampton by ITV News Anglia's Political Correspondent Emma Hutchinson
In the general election on Thursday 12 December, voters will choose two MPs in Northampton - one in the north and one in the south.
In 2017 the town elected two Conservative MPs but they scraped in by the skin of their teeth as the Labour vote surged.
Labour lost Northampton South in 2005 and winning it in the Labour landside of 1997. The South seat went from Labour to Conservative five years later in 2010.
But the constituencies are among the most marginal in the country where just a few hundred votes switching between parties could mean victory or defeat.
The Conservative majority in Northampton North was just 807 in 2017 making it the 17th most vulnerable Tory seat in the UK.
The party's majority in Northampton South was 1,159.
There are four candidates standing in both Northampton North and Northampton South.
- Michael Ellis - Conservative
- Sally Keeble - Labour
- Katherine Pate - Green
- Martin Sawyer - Liberal Democrats
- Gareth Eales - Labour
- Jill Hope - Liberal Democrats
- Andrew Lewer - Conservative
- Scott Mabbutt - Green