The chairman of the British National Party is to stand as a general election candidate in Rotherham, it has been confirmed.
Adam Walker is listed as one of seven candidates for the Rotherham seat, defended by Labour’s Sarah Champion.
A spokesman for the BNP told The Star: “We can confirm that Adam Walker, our chairman, is standing in Rotherham.”
Nationally it has been said that the BNP is standing fewer candidates than it did in 2010.
Mr Walker is the only general election candidate from the party standing in South Yorkshire.
The other candidates standing in Rotherham include Jane Collins - Ukip, Sebastian Lowe - Conservative, Pat McLoughlin - TUSC, Janice Middleton - Liberal Democrats and Dean Walker - English Democrats.
In Wentworth and Dearne the candidates are:
Alan England - English Democrats
John Healey - Labour
Mike Hookem - Ukip
Michael Naughton - Conservative
Edwin Simpson - Liberal Democrat
In Rother Valley the candidates are:
Kevin Barron - Labour
Allen Cowles - Ukip
Sharon Pilling - English Democrats
Gareth Streeter -Conservative
Robert Teal - Liberal Democrats