THE BNP have announced their General Election candidate for the Huddersfield constituency.

Rachel Firth, 37, from Skelmanthorpe will represent the party in the May 6 poll.

The mother-of-two (pictured) has been a member of the BNP for a year.

She said: “The main issue for me will be crime. I want to see a lot more police officers on the beat. The issue of asylum and immigration will also be important.

“I’ve been talking to voters and I’ve been getting good feedback so I think we’re going to do well.

“People who voted Labour in the past feel that the Government has let them down so badly. I’m also getting support from former Conservative voters.”

The BNP won just over 1,000 votes in Huddersfield at the last general election in 2005, taking 3% of the poll.

Mrs Firth is also contesting the Denby Dale ward in the Kirklees Council elections on the same day.