The battle lines have been drawn in Swindon.

The nominations for candidates to stand in the general election have been confirmed.

there will be four candidates standing in North Swindon and three in its neighbour to the south.

In North Swindon sitting Conservative Justin Tomlinson will be defending the constituency against Labour's Kate Linnegar, The Liberal Democrat candidate Katie Critchlow and Andy Bentley for the Green Party.

It's perhaps a sign of the times in British politics that this election will be Mr Tomlinson's third defence of the seat since winning less than a decade ago in 2010.

Last time, in 2017 he increased his majority to 8,335.

The margins are tighter in South Swindon, where Robert Buckland, another Conservative will be challenged by Sarah Church for Labour and Stan Pajak for the Liberal Democrats. Candidates for the Brexit and Green parties withdrew in the week before nominations closed.

Mr Buckland also took the seat in 2010, but last time saw his comfortable 2015 majority of 5785 cut to 2 464 by the challenge of Ms Church.

Mr Pajak is also standing for the second time in the constituency.