COLNE Valley Greens have adopted local resident and campaigner, Chas Ball, as parliamentary candidate.
He will be bidding to replace Labour MP Kali Mountford.
Mr Ball works as a transport consultant and lives in Crosland Moor.
As secretary of Town First, he has campaigned against proposals to build two huge supermarkets just outside the town centre and supported the Keep Holmfirth Special campaign against a proposed large Tesco in New Mill Road, Holmfirth.
He was the founder in 1999 of pioneering car sharing company, City Car Club.
As the first commercial car club operator in Britain, its operations centre was until recently run from the Media Centre in Huddersfield.
He now works as a consultant on low carbon transport issues.
He said: “The electors in Colne Valley can make a stand in the general election by voting Green for a fairer, more secure Britain.
“Greens will fight to preserve essential public services, especially health and education. Our campaign for a Green “new deal” creating new investment and worthwhile jobs in a low carbon economy is essential.”
Mr Ball contested Crosland Moor and Netherton ward for the Greens in the 2008 Kirklees Council elections and plans to stand again in this year’s local elections.