DAVID Cameron will today unveil a plan to boost the number of women Tory MPs.
The programme is aimed at guaranteeing that more women and people from ethnic minorities are selected for winnable seats.
But it also aims to ensure that constituencies keep the right to select their candidates.
In a speech in Leeds, new Tory leader Mr Cameron will announce that no more candidates will be selected until further notice.
The party will then drawn up a priority list of the "best and brightest" candidates from existing lists and new recruits.
Conservative-held and target seats will then be expected to select candidates from the new list.
Mr Cameron insists that the list will be representative of modern Britain. At least half of the people on it will be women, and there will be a "significant proportion" from black and ethnic minority communities.
Mr Cameron will also today announce new plans to headhunt and mentor women candidates. He will appeal to every woman in Britain and everyone from ethnic minorities who shares his beliefs to apply to become a Tory MP.