THE British National Party is to target Huddersfield with up to 13 candidates in the forthcoming local elections.
Party organisers say they already have at least eight candidates for the May 4 vote.
That number is expected to jump to 10 in the next two weeks. They are hopeful of eventually standing a candidate in every one of the 13 wards in the Huddersfield area.
Robert Walker, organiser, said: "As soon as we have filled the forms in and got the required signatures we will let people know."
He added: "Interest in the BNP in Huddersfield has really taken off.
"While we don't expect to win everywhere we stand, we are hopeful of winning seats in a couple.
"We had a good vote in the Colne Valley last time and look to follow that up."
The party, whose leader Nick Griffin faces a re-trial at Leeds Crown Court on race hate charges, has already named a trio of supporters to represent them in Heckmondwike, Cleckheaton, Liversedge and Gomersal election battles.
Former Mirfield town councillor and Kirklees Conservative group Chief Whip, Roger Roberts, will be representing the BNP in Heckmondwike.
Mr Roberts, 61, a grandfather of six, who had been Conservative for more than 40 years, switched sides last August.
Former teacher, school governor and building surveyor Peter Horsfield, 63, has been selected to stand in the Liversedge and Gomersal ward. He lives in the Spen Valley.
Michael Thompson, 61, who runs a business in Cleckheaton with his wife Christine, is a prospective candidate. He has three daughters and six grandchildren. Mr Thompson was educated in Cleckheaton.
Christine Hanson, 55, a retail manager, has already been confirmed as a candidate. Her CV lists her interests as reading, gardening and motorcyle racing.
Local organisers refused to confirm which ward she would be contesting.