ANTI-RACISM campaigners have stepped up their fight to stop a British National Party candidate being elected in Heckmondwike.
A by-election was called for the Kirklees market town after former Labour councillor Tim Crowther decided to become an Independent.
David Exley will stand for the far-right BNP party on Thursday, when voters go to the polls.
Terry McKay, of the protest group Kirklees United against Racism and Fascism, urged everybody to use their votes and keep the BNP out.
"If they won it would be a disaster for the area," he said.
"They've no interest in making Heckmondwike a better place to live."
Mr McKay continued: "The only people who can stop the BNP winning the seat are the voters themselves. They need to go out and use their vote."
More than 15,000 leaflets opposing the BNP have been delivered to homes in the ward.
About 100 people are expected to take part in a peaceful protest outside Batley Town Hall for Thursday night's count.
Nominations for the Heckmondwike ward are: Tim Crowther (Ind); Tabasum Aslam (Lib Dem); Roger Roberts (Con); Florence Smith (Lab); Heidi Smithson (Green); David Exley (BNP).