A retired doctor is standing for Parliament.
Yorkshire First has selected former GP Dr Rod Sutcliffe as their candidate for the Calder Valley seat.
He lives at Cragg Vale in the constituency and has always been interested in politics and was a member of the Labour Party for many years.
He said: “Looking from Westminster, Yorkshire is below the horizon. We can, and should, have much more say in our own affairs with decisions needed here taken here.
“The north-south divide is well documented as is the distrust of Westminster parties and politicians.
“We want a democratic voice for Yorkshire as a way of building a more socially just and inclusive society, as well as doing our politics differently.”
Founded in April last year, the party wants a stronger voice for Yorkshire with similar powers to Scotland. The party’s aim is for ‘home rule’ not independence.
Calder Valley has been held by Conservative Craig Whittaker since 2010 and he will also contest the seat against Josh Fenton-Glynn (Labour), Alisdair McGregor (Lib Dem), Jenny Shepherd (Green) and Paul Rogan (UKIP).