The by-election for the Batley and Spen MP is to be held on July 1st.
It was triggered after Tracy Brabin had to quit Westminster following her election as the first Mayor of West Yorkshire.
The writ for the by-election was moved in the Commons by Labour today (May 27th) with the party saying polling day will take place on July 1st
Kim Leadbeater, the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox is hoping to retain the seat for Labour.
Keir Starmer's party will be desperate to avoid losing another northern seat. The party lost Hartlepool in a by-election on May 6 as another brick in the "red wall" of northern seats crumbled - with the Tory Candidate for Batley and Spen, Ryan Stephenson, hoping for a repeat performance.
The Yorkshire Party candidate is medical research engineer Cory Robinson.
The former MP for Bradford West George Galloway has also announced that he will be standing in the election on behalf of his own party: The Workers Party of Britain.
The Liberal Democrat candidate for the election is Tom Gordon, he is currently a councillor in Wakefield and replaced the original candidate Jo Conchie after she withdrew from the race for health reasons.
The Green Party announced that international Rugby League player Ross Peltier would represent them at the election - Mr Peltier plays for the Doncaster Dons and has represented Jamaica on nine occasions.