The question of devolution in this region has been rumbling on for months - but now it's finally starting to come full circle.
The new combined authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough was only formally created this year -and the mayor in charge will be in control of a £800m budget over five years.
Last night's debate at the Kingsgate Conference Centre was a chance for all seven candidates to have their say ahead of the election.
But which candidate gets your vote on 4 May?
Scroll down through the coverage here to see if you felt the burning local issues were answered before making your choice on the ballot paper.
The debate - hosted by BBC Look East's Janine Machin - will be broadcast tonight, on BBC1 - at 22:45.