A number of new faces will be joined by recently-deposed councillors trying to win back voters at the ballot box.
Five Labour councillors are standing down across Kirklees, meaning the party had to field five new candidates.
Veteran Huddersfield councillors, Molly Walton and Ken Smith, are both retiring while three from North Kirklees, Hanif Mayet, Abdul Patel and Simon Alvy, all decided to call it a day.
In Clr Walton’s Crosland Moor and Netherton seat, chair of the Greenhead Branch, Manisha Kaushik, has been selected as Labour’s candidate.
Voters in the ward are also being offered an independent candidate, Steve Bradbury, who was banned from all Kirklees buildings after his 25-year-long campaign of complaining to the council.
In Clr Smith’s Ashbrow ward, James Homewood will try and hold the seat for Labour.
In the Colne Valley, last year’s UKIP parliamentary candidate, Melanie Roberts, will attempt to prise away the seat from Lib Dem, Clr David Ridgway.
Prominent councillor, Graham Turner, only has Liberal Democrat and Conservative candidates to beat to hold onto his Skelmanthorpe seat.
In Dewsbury East, current Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Paul Kane, will go toe-to-toe with Dewsbury County Conservative Association chairman Mark Eastwood.
Several councillors who lost seats in the past few years are also returning for another go.
Former candidate Trevor Bellamy, father of Clr Donna Bellamy, is standing again for the Conservatives.
Robert Iredale, one of six Lib Dems ousted in 2013, is also back, this time in Crosland Moor and Netherton.
Derek Hardcastle, who lost his Kirkburton Green seat last year, is set to try and get a seat in Almondbury while Dewsbury West’s Clr Karen Rowling, who was controversially deselected by her party for this year’s election, will instead contest the Mirfield ward where she lives.