A CANDIDATE from Robert Kilroy-Silk's new Veritas party will contest Colne Valley at the election.
Helen Martinek will challenge for the Labour-held seat after quitting the UK Independence Party.
She stood as the UKIP candidate in Halifax in the 2001 election, gaining more than 1,000 votes.
Mrs Martinek said she was hoping to persuade former chat show host Kilroy-Silk to visit the constituency.
The former TV personality believes Britain needs to withdraw from the European Union.
But Mrs Martinek added: "Veritas has a full range of policies, ranging from rejection of political correctness, effective crime prevention and better immigration control to a simpler taxation system.
"We want to take pensioners and children out of poverty and abolish the unfair council tax."
Mother-of-five Mrs Martinek lives in Birchencliffe, which is in the Colne Valley constituency. She has lived in the area for the last 25 years.
She has a degree in environmental sciences and is keenly interested in green issues.
Her agent is John Nunn, another former member of the UKIP.