Batley and Spen MP Mike Wood has rubbished claims he is to retire.
The rumours were published in a newspaper article last week, which also alleged former Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik wanted to contest the seat.
The article stated Mr Wood was to announce his retirement at the next Labour annual meeting.
But a spokesman for his office said: “Mike has no plans to announce his retirement. Nor will he be distracted from the important work he does for the people of Batley and Spen by mischievous rumour and idle chatter.”
Mr Malik also dismissed the claims. He said: “It is 100 per cent fabricated trash.”
He also said he had no plans to stand as a parliamentary candidate anywhere else in the country.
He added: “I am not allowing my name to be associated with anything to do with politics.”