ALL of the local candidates who will be battling it out at this year's General Election have now been confirmed.

The national political contest may be dominated by Conservatives versus Labour - with current polls still putting the Tories well ahead - but in Leeds North West it looks like shaping up to be a fight between Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Four candidates are contesting the seat which includes the communities of Otley, Bramhope, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Arthington and parts of Yeadon,

They are: Martin Hemingway for the Green Party, Alan Lamb for the Conservatives, Greg Mulholland for the Lib Dems and the Labour and Co-operative Party's Alex Sobel.

Mr Mulholland will be attempting to defend the 2,907 vote majority he secured while retaining the seat in 2015, in the face of a nine per cent swing to Labour, who came second with 13,041 votes.

The Lib Dem candidate first won the seat in 2005 but his vote share was cut by more than 10 per cent at the last election.

The Conservatives, meanwhile, came third in Leeds North West in 2015 when their candidate received 8,083 votes - 7,865 less than Mr Mulholland, who got 15,948.

Six candidates are standing in the Keighley constituency, which includes Ilkley and Addingham.

They are: Conservative Kris Hopkins, Ros Brown for the Green Party, Independent David Crabtree, Labour's John Grogan, Ukip's Paul Latham and Matt Walker for the Liberal Democrats.

Mr Hopkins held the seat for the Conservatives in 2015 with a majority of 3,053, with Labour taking second place - securing 18,713 votes - and the Ukip in third position with 5,662.

In the Pudsey constituency, which includes Horsforth and parts of Aireborough, Conservative candidate Stuart Andrew is being challenged by Bob Buxton for the Yorkshire Party, Ian McCargo for the Labour and Co-operative Party, the Liberal Democrats' Allen Nixon and Independent Michael Wharton.

Mr Andrew won the seat in 2015 with a 4,501 majority over Labour, who received 19,136 votes, while Ukip were a distant third with 4,689 votes.

The Elmet and Rothwell constituency, which includes Harewood, five candidates are standing - Dylan Brown for the Green Party, Matthew Clover for The Yorkshire Party, the Liberal Democrats' Stewart Golton, David Nagle for Labour and the Conservatives' Alec Shelbrooke.

Mr Shelbrooke held the seat for the Conservatives in 2015 when he received 27,979 votes, with Labour's candidate coming second with 19,488 and UKIP taking the third spot, with 6,430.

In Shipley, which includes Burley-in-Wharfedale and Menston, Conservative candidate Philip Davies is being challenged by Labour's Steve Clapcote, Caroline Jones for the Liberal Democrats and Sophie Walker for the Women's Equality Party.

Mr Davies held the seat last time with a 9,624 majority, securing 50 per cent - 25,269 votes - of the vote share.

Labour took second spot with 15,645 with Ukip, receiving 4,479, again taking third place.

*Voting will take place between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, June 8 at polling stations across the area.

Postal poll cards, meanwhile, have already started being sent out.