Chancellor George Osborne is in the North East today in a last-minute push for votes before election day.
The Conservatives are battling to win Berwick from the Liberal Democrats on Thursday.
And the senior minister is in the town to back the party’s candidate, Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
Osborne is at Baileys Cafe in Alnwick meeting some local small business owners.
He will also visit Stockton later today as part of a whirlwind tour of the country.
Chancellor George Osbourne is in the North East today, visiting Alnwick and showing his support for Berwick parliamentary candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
Mr Osborne is expected to arrive at 11.55am, before heading to Stockton later.
Regional affairs reporter Rachel Wearmouth is at Bailey's cafe in Alnwick where George Osborne is expected to arrive.
Here's a video from the scene as the press wait for Mr Osborne's arrival.
The selection of cakes at Baileys Cafe- which will George Osborne go for?
George Osborne has been enjoying a cup of tea with Berwick's Conservative parliamentary candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
Osborne is being told by ALnwick business leaders that they haven't had an MP who has represented their rural community.
He's now being asked about business rates.
The business leaders seem optimistic about the economic situation.
Osborne asks biz leaders if Alnwick as a town is growing. He's told it is doing well. Seems table of Tory supporters though I could be wrong— Rachel Wearmouth (@REWearmouth) May 5, 2015
Here's a short clip of Osborne in Baileys Cafe as he meets the business community.
The sandwich (and apparently the diet) plan was ditched.
Osborne ordered a raspberry/chocolate brownie cake and a Zucchini and lime cake.
Sounds pretty delicious.
George Osborne was originally meant to visit Berwick, but is thought to have decided to stay in Alnwick due to the bad weather.
Here is the cafe where George Osborne met business leaders and Conservative parliamentary candidate Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
According to regional affairs reporter Rachel Wearmouth, Mr Osborne has offered the North a "100% guarantee" that Tories will not introduce regional pay.
He also says North East arts are important to "Northern powerhouse" plan.
George Osborne has now left Alnwick.
He is now thought to be heading to Stockton on his whistle-stop tour.
More on the Chancellor's visit will follow on the website shortly.