The Green Party is contesting a record number of seats in North Staffordshire.
At a meeting in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Wenslie Naylon was unanimously voted to contest the Stone Constituency seat at the election in May.
Mrs Naylon currently represents Keele Ward on Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and has lived in Newcastle for more than 30 years.
She also serves as vice-chairman of Keele Parish Council and has more than 15 years experience in local government.
Mrs Naylon will be running against Labour’s Sam Hale, UKIP’s Andrew Illsley and current Conservative MP Sir Bill Cash.
She said: “It will be a great showing. I am proud to be part of the surge.”
North Staffordshire Green Party leader Brian Smith is running for Staffordshire Moorlands, Jan Zablocki is running for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Sean Adam for Stoke-on-Trent North, Luke Bellamy for Stoke-on-Trent South and Sam Gibbons in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Mr Adam, candidate for Stoke-on-Trent North, said that the party was going from strength to strength in North Staffordshire.
“Five years ago we fielded one candidate in one constituency,” he added.
“Today with Wenslie we have six candidates in place covering all our north Staffordshire constituencies.
“I believe we have an equal chance in gaining seats especially with local people looking for local representation in preference to parties flying in candidates from other parts of the country.”