A FIERCELY contested battle is set to take place tomorrow as voters head to the polls.
Polling stations will be open as the borough council elections will be going ahead.
Control of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council chamber is up for grabs.
Labour will be seeking to gain overall control at the Town Hall while the Conservatives are hoping to once again be in power.
At the moment, Labour have the highest number of seats on the council with 17 councillors.
The Conservatives have 14 and there are three Independent members.
This year there are a total of 55 candidates competing in 17 wards.
Both Labour and Conservative will be contesting all 17 wards.
This time around the British National Party will be fielding eight candidates across Nuneaton and Bedworth.
The Green Party is fielding a record number of candidates with six.
There are also candidates fromthe Libertarian Party, UK Independence Party (UKIP), English Democrats - Putting England First, the Trade Unionists, the Socialist Alternative Party and two Independents.
Polling stations around the borough will be open from 7am until 10pm.
The nail-biting count will then follow at the Civic Hall in Bedworth.
Alan Franks, returning officer at the council for the election, said: “If you want to have a say on how the borough council is run then make sure you vote in this year’s local elections.
“All 17 wards will have elections so it really does effect everyone who lives in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
“There are so many ways to take part in the elections that there really is no excuse for not voting.”
Turn to pages 6 and 7 of the Nuneaton News for a run down of the manifestos and pledges of the parties battling it out in the elections.