List of North Kirklees candidates for May local elections

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The full list of candidates for the local elections in Kirklees has been announced.

A third of Kirklees Council’s 69 seats are being contested – one in each of the borough’s 23 wards.

Voting will take place on May 22.

Elections for the European Parliament take place on the same day.

The elections candidates for all the North Kirklees wards are listed below:

BATLEY EAST

Akhtar Mahmood (Labour, defending); Imtiaz Ameen (Conservative); Akooji Badat (Independent); Jonathan Heap (Lib Dem); Robert Reynolds (Green); Pete Robson (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition).

BATLEY WEST

Susan Bell-Procter (Conservative); Garry Kitchin (Green); Stephen Leach (Lib Dem); Gwen Lowe (Labour, defending); John Rattigan (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition).

BIRSTALL AND BIRKENSHAW

Amanda Davison (Labour); Megan Scholefield-Nicholson (Lib Dem); Elizabeth Smaje (Conservative, defending); Charlotte Stoyles (Green).

CLECKHEATON

Jessica Berry (Green); Andrew Gray (Conservative); John Lawson (Lib Dem, defending); Pete Murphy (Labour).

DEWSBURY EAST

Greg Burrows (Ukip); Bernard Diskin (Lib Dem); Mark Eastwood (Conservative); Tony Kelsall (Green); Cathy Scott (Labour, defending).

DEWSBURY SOUTH

Masood Ahmed (Labour, defending); Stephen Bird (Lib Dem); Adrian Cruden (Green); Khizar Iqbal (Conservative); Shaun Maddox (English Democrat).

DEWSBURY WEST

Simon Hope (Green); Dennis Hullock (Lib Dem); Mumtaz Hussain (Labour, defending); Shehzad Hussain (Conservative).

HECKMONDWIKE

Ian Bullock (Green); Viv Kendrick (Labour, defending); Josie Pugsley (Lib Dems); Robert Thornton (Conservative).

LIVERSEDGE AND GOMERSAL

Richard Burton (Green); Richard Farnhill (Lib Dem); David Hall (Conservative, defending); Catherine Pinder (Labour).

MIRFIELD

Nisar Choudhary (Lib Dem); Michael Hutchinson (Labour); Vivien Lees-Hamilton (Conservative, defending); Nick Whittingham (Green).