Labour should install general election candidates as soon as possible in seats that they are targeting, a Nottingham city councillor has said.
The party are said to be looking at overturning Conservative majorities in a number of seats across Nottinghamshire, including Broxtowe (863 majority), Sherwood (5,198) and Rushcliffe (8,010).
Councillor Steve Battlemuch, who represents Wollaton, said: "When you have got a candidate in place you have got some name recognition.
"You can go out and say that this person is challenging for the seat."
The smallest majority in Nottinghamshire is Labour-held Ashfield, won by Gloria De Piero by 441 votes from the Conservatives.