PARTY candidates were today fired up for the election showdown on June 10.
It's all to play for as the countdown to the crucial clash begins.
Some 280 people are setting their sights on winning seats on Kirklees Council.
But only 69 will gain a coveted place.
It will be the first-ever all-postal ballot in Kirklees, a move planned to boost turnout.
Because of boundary changes, it will also be the first time in 20 years where every seat is up for grabs.
Political groups are aiming to break the deadlock of a hung council.
Labour leader Clr Mehboob Khan is among five councillors battling for the three places at stake in the new Greenhead ward in Huddersfield.
The highest number of candidates in a single ward is 16 in Newsome.
The British National Party, which has one councillor in Kirklees, has 16 candidates.
Wards where the far-Right party is standing include Almondbury, Colne Valley, Dalton, Denby Dale, Kirkheaton, Mirfield and Newsome.
Almondbury Liberal Democrat Sylvia Smithson, a Kirklees Cabinet member, bows out after nine years.
Former Green Party leader Clr Graham Simpson is quitting his seat in Newsome and present mayor Clr Barbara Allonby, a Lib Dem for Lindley, is retiring.
Fringe parties include Socialist Alternative, which has three candidates in Newsome.
The UK Independence Party has two candidates, in Colne Valley and Lindley.
Council standings are: Lib-Dems 29, Labour 21, Tories 16, Greens three, BNP one, Independent one, Liberal Party one.