HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has launched a savage attack on the British National Party.
Hearing the news the BNP's Karl Hanson was to mount a challenge in Huddersfield Mr Sheerman declared the party "racist liars".
He said: "I am saddened a right-wing, racist party like the BNP has raised its head again in Huddersfield.
"For a long time they have not dared to come to our town to spread their lies and create unrest.
"But they have come back out of the woodwork so we will face them and take them on for the good people of Huddersfield.
"We will see them off in the General Election I am not worried about that."
Mr Sheerman, who was one of the MPs who quizzed PM Tony Blair and Chancellor Gordon Brown about their reported rift on Monday, said he believed voters would not even consider Mr Hanson in the election which is likely to be held in May.
The MP, who won more than 50% of the vote in Huddersfield at the 2001 General Election, said the people of Huddersfield were too educated to vote for the BNP.
"The people of Huddersfield are not stupid enough to vote for the BNP and even though they claim to have large support in the area I don't believe them.
"Every time they launch a new candidate they say the same things about people being fed-up with main stream politics and wanting something new.
"If they really had support in Huddersfield we would have seen them making progress in last year's local elections but they were well beaten.
"It is all just lies. We have seen it so many times before.
"I am confident they will be heavily beaten and leave Huddersfield, like they have so many times before - with their tails between their legs.
"If anyone is considering the BNP as a real option they should look past the lies and see they have only one policy and that is totally unworkable.
"Lets hope the General Election proves, not just in Kirklees but across the country, how useless the BNP really are."