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Election 2015: Key contests in the North East & Cumbria

With the 2015 general election campaign under way, dozens of candidates are now chasing votes across the North East and Cumbria.

Following months of unofficial campaigning, the five-and-a-half week race for No 10 - which commentators say could be the most unpredictable election in a generation - has begun.

And although the political landscape in the North East and Cumbria is currently dominated by Labour, there are seats that could be critical to the result.

BBC Look North Political Editor Richard Moss looks at the battle ahead with the help of a virtual House of Commons.

  • 30 Mar 2015