Kate Griffiths, wife of former MP Andrew Griffiths who represented Burton for nine years, has been selected to contest the seat for the Conservatives.
Mr Griffiths, 49, announced last night he will not stand in the upcoming general election.
He resigned as a government minister 15 months ago, after sending 2,000 text messages of a sexual nature to two female constituents.
He's given his backing to his wife.
Labour is putting up Louise Walker, the Liberal Democrats Adam Wain and the Green Party Kate
I care passionately about this place. I've spent 10 years representing the people of Burton and Uttoxeter. I want to make sure that whatever decision I make was right for them. You know I'm invested in this place. I've put my whole life into it and I also love the Conservative Party."
Sexting scandal candidate faces second party vote
Conservative members in the Burton constituency will vote again on whether to keep Andrew Griffiths as their candidate.
More than 200 people voted last night. But the vote was tied, so he'll go up against two other candidates later.
Mr Griffiths had been the MP since 2010, but concerns were raised after he sent sexual messages to two barmaids, even though he has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.