The Conservatives took the West Midlands in 2010, ten seats ahead of Labour. The Liberal Democrats had three seats in the last Parliament in Birmingham Yardley, Cheltenham, and Solihull.
- North Warwickshire has the smallest Conservative majority in the country with just 54 votes in it. It was won by the Conservatives in 2010 by one of the slimmest majorities in the country and was one of Labour's top targets this time round.
- Worcester is one to look out for - a Labour victory in 1997 it returned to the Conservatives in 2010 - what will happen this time round?
- Conservative Paul Uppal is standing again in Wolverhampton South West, one of the most ethnically diverse seats in the region. He's facing candidates including the former Labour MP Rob Marris who held the seat from 2001-2010. It has one of the highest Sikh populations in the country.
- Dudley North is a major UKIP target, where the MEP Bill Etheridge is standing.
Latest polls from Lord Ashcroft for key West Midlands seats:
Birmingham Edgbaston Conducted August 2014
Cannock Chase Conducted April 2015
Dudley North Conducted December 2014
North Warwickshire Conducted July 2014
Solihull Conducted September 2014
Telford Conducted May 2014
Wolverhampton South West Conducted July 2014
Worcester Conducted March 2015