Alby Walker to fight Stoke Central as Independent
The BNP has already selected its three candidates to stand in Stoke-on-Trent's parliamentary constituencies.
But BNP deputy leader Simon Darby will now definitely come face-to-face with Alby Walker after the city councillor confirmed he is standing as an Independent in Stoke-on-Trent Central.
Mr Walker quit as the BNP's Stoke-on-Trent leader earlier this year after becoming disillusioned with party politics.
Mr Walker's campaign is being funded by an un-named benefactor after his £500 deposit was paid by two elderly constituents.
He said: "I have applied for the election pack which I expect to receive once the election date is announced.
"I am standing but can always do with extra funding for leaflets and posters."