The Milton Keynes North constituency hosts the world's oldest pancake race but currently the focus is on the sprint to win Number 10 Downing Street.

Olney is one of the many towns and villages scattered to the north of the new town of Milton Keynes.

It is famous for its annual pancake race which dates back to the 15th century.

When the last election race was held here in 2017 both Milton Keynes constituencies had very close contests with the Conservative only just retaining both seats by under 2,000 votes.

The rapidly expanding community of Milton Keynes has two constituencies.

Milton Keynes has expanded rapidly since it was designated a new town in the late 1960s and it has long campaigned to become a city.

It certainly has the numbers with the population set to hit 300,000 by 2025.

The town is divided into two constituencies. Milton Keynes South is the smaller, more urban, of the two seats with Milton Keynes North taking in Central Milton Keynes as well as many towns in villages in the Buckinghamshire countryside to the north.

Milton Keynes South has had a Conservative MP since 2010 and Mark Lancaster has been the Conservative MP in the North since 2005.

A Defence Minister for four years, Mr Lancaster is stepping down at this election so Milton Keynes North will get a new MP.

  • Watch the Battleground Anglia report about the Milton Keynes North constituency by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers