SO WHAT DO VOTERS SAY? West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
EILENE MONCRIEFF Retired insurance clerk Eilene, 68, plans to stick with the Lib Dems on May 7. She said: "They did well by raising the personal allowance tax threshold and stopping the Tory cuts from being as harsh as they could have been. I don't like the SNP because I don't want independence."
COLIN HENDERSON Offshore worker Colin, 45, voted SNP in 2010 and plans to do so again. He said: "The SNP winning 50 seats would give Scotland a stronger voice. The Lib Dems have just disappeared since going into coalition. Hopefully the SNP won't do the same if PAULINE SIMPSON Nursery school owner Pauline, 58, voted Labour in 2010 but is considering backing the SNP. Said: "Nicola Sturgeon seems one of us. She is working class and knows what we are looking for. I was a strong Labour supporter but I have been influenced by my children's views and values."
NICOLA CATTO First-time voter Nicola, 26, a support worker for adults with learning difficulties, is planning back Labour. She said: "I like pledges to extend free childcare and abolish zero-hours contracts. I also think Ed Miliband isn't as arrogant as some other politicians. He's more down to earth."