LIBERAL Democrats kicked off their Kirklees Council election campaign with a pledge to be fair, open and honest.
Their chief, Clr Kath Pinnock (front) - who is also the council leader - said: "The way power and influence is handled has a direct impact on people's lives.
"We want Kirklees to be the place where democratic values are central to people's lives."
Voters go the polls on May 4 to decide on the shape of the council for the next 12 months.
The Lib-Dems are the largest party, with 24 seats.
Tories have 22, Labour 18 and the Greens three. The BNP and an independent each hold a seat.
Clr Pinnock said her party's plans included a strategy to bring more than 6,000 empty homes in the private sector back into use.
She added: "We are ambitious for the people of Kirklees.
"We want children to have the best possible education, vulnerable people to be given first-class support and care, our environment to be protected and enhanced and council services to be efficient, effective and responsive to needs."