By Brian Wheeler Political reporter, BBC News
How do you know you are living in a marginal constituency?
One clue is when you get a surprise visit from a top politician.
And it's no good pretending to be out - because the phone calls are about to start too. And the leaflets.
Over the next 16 months you are going to be bombarded with glossy pamphlets and newspapers packed with pictures of grinning election candidates
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