When it comes to who will win, choices here are pretty simple for Birmingham Ladywood, and it comes down to one of 2 Muslim women!
In the Blue Corner:
Nusrat Ghani for the Conservatives. A local girl who went to the local university and was second choice. She only got the Conservative nomination because the guy they originally picked dropped out for some unknown reason.
In the Red Corner:
Shabana Mahmood for Labour. No-one is quite sure how she got nominated when there were so many strong local politicians stacked against her. How could a twenty-something failed lawyer from London come from nowhere to defeat popular local politicians to the nomination? Oh right, she's the daughter of the Labour Association's Chairman.
Cllr Ayoub Khan for the LibDems - no hope
Lynette Nazemi-Afshar for UKIP - no hope
Peter Beck for the Greens - no hope
I'm not sure if Respect are putting forward a candidate.
I don't get a vote here, but if I did I would vote Conservative just because the Labour selection was basically corruption and blatant nepotism.