Parental leave could be offered to Rugby borough councillors, in a move to encourage more people to stand for election.
A motion put forward by Labour councillor Claire Edwards noted that in the summer of 2017 only 4% of councils in England and Wales had parental leave policies.
Councillors voted in favour of reviewing the need for a parental leave policy.
But the Conservative leader of the council, Michael Stokes said it was "a difficult decision to be giving members benefits because being an elected member is a choice and for me and many members on both sides of the chamber, it’s a privilege and an honour."
The role of a councillor should be open to all, regardless of their background, and that introducing a parental leave policy is a step towards encouraging a wider range of people to become councillors, and is also a step to encourage existing councillors who may want to start a family to remain as councillors"