Political rivals are good neighbours
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's constituency may have to be added to the Ten Commandments with two rivals from different sides of the political fence now living on different sides of the same street.
If Wells Liberal Democrat MP Tessa Munt and Conservative hopeful James Heappey will lend each other a cup of sugar remains to be seen.
But the pair have laughed off the coincidence of living nearly opposite each other.
Tessa, who used to live in Mark, said: "I've been living on West Street in Axbridge a year come June and I think it's really funny. Out of the whole constituency it's ironic he's in the same street.
"However, he will have to be up bloody early to see me in the street.
"I leave at 7.30am and get home at 11.30pm."
James, who moved from Surrey 13 days ago, said: "It was quite clearly so I can keep a close eye on my opponent and go through her rubbish.
"Honestly, the answer is our 11-month-old baby, Charlie. My mum is in Nailsea and Kate's mum is in Bristol and we moved here to get some granny day care."
He revealed that Cheddar, Wedmore and Shipham were all contenders but the right house at the right price was in Axbridge, along with the charms of its medieval square and buildings.
To welcome the family, lady members of the Conservative association each gave a dish of strawberries, salad, sandwiches and more.
"It was just fantastic to come back to after a hard day of humping and pumping stuff about," said James.
During the run-up to the next General Election he will continue working and learning from North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox as a Parliamentary assistant.
Will we see shouting matches waged from the doorsteps? Probably not.
While the two will inevitably share the same stance on some issues, like pylons, and be opposed on areas like nuclear power, they think they can rub domestic shoulders in peace.
Tessa said: "I'm a very peaceful person.
"I have no argument with him, just his party.
"I work closely with councillors across the political spectrum for many years and have no disagreements with individuals."
James said: "I don't really have that much truck with that brand of politics where every word is spun, trying to undermine your opponent.
"In hustings I will lay it on the line. But we are neighbours and go to the same church, pub and buy the same meat from the butchers."