Two Boston candidates will bid to earn the chance to stand for the Labour Party at the 2015 General Election.
After a series of interviews at the weekend, Paul Kenny and Ben Cook were shortlisted to become the Boston and Skegness candidate.
Mr Kenny - a Boston borough councillor and former mayor - stood for the party at the last two General Elections while Mr Cook was the party’s losing candidate in a Boston Borough Council by-election in Fenside last August.
On September 21 the party will hold two hustings events – one in Skegness and another in Boston – after which votes from members will be counted to choose the winner.
Members will also be able to use a postal vote in advance of that date.
Boston borough Labour councillor Paul Gleeson feels both are strong locally-based candidates and thinks either could do well for the party in May.
He told The Standard: “We think this is a three horse race.
“If you go back to the middle of the 1990s this was a close seat for us.”
He said he expects the strong challenge of UKIP could split the Conservative vote – and believes there is a big opportunity for his party to offer an alternative to voters at the ballot box.
Coun Gleeson added: “For example, whilst we accept that there are issues arising from population change we will be having different answers to the other two.”