The fight for Midlands marginal seats
2 May 2014 Last updated at 21:28 BST
The results of May's local and European ballots may give clues as to how the public will vote in 2015's General Election.
Redditch - currently under a Labour-controlled council - is considered one of about 30 marginal seats across the Midlands.
But there have been several shifts in the area's political allegiance over the past decade.
BBC Hereford and Worcester political reporter Matthew Bone reports.