The Conservatives say they hope to redress the gender balance in local politics after unveiling their line-up for elections in May.
Four of the candidates standing for Staffordshire County Council seats in Lichfield and Burntwood on behalf of the party are women.
Helen Fisher, Natasha Pullen and Heather Tranter have all been selected alongside Janet England, who currently serves as the council’s chairman. Three of the four will be hoping to take seats from other parties.
Mike Ackroyd, who chairs the committee responsible for selecting Conservative candidates said: “Helen, Heather, Natasha and Janet have proved themselves to be effective community campaigners.
“Each was selected on merit – we don’t have quotas or all-female shortlists. We want the very best councillors and I’m delighted that we are fielding such a strong team of candidates.
“I wish them all the best of luck in May’s election.”