But the psychological impact of defeat could be heavy, with Brown already on the back foot after a rout in local elections three weeks ago and a backbench revolt over the abolition of the 10p starting rate of tax."
The latest polls suggest that the Tories have a 13 point lead. Political activists, including myself, will be heading for the area - which is situated in the North West, close to Manchester, which itself has been a centre of news attention overnight with United winning the Champions League final. I'll be using 'Twitter' to post my activities throughout the day.
Tamsin Dunwoody is the Labour candidate - and daughter of Gwyneth. Her website can be found at http://www.creweandnantwichlabour.org.uk/home