DUP's Bert Johnston new chairman of Fermanagh District Council

Published: 3 Jun 2014 12:04

Sinn Fein's Ruth Lynch new vice chairman

THE new chairman of the soon-to-be defunct Fermanagh District Council is the Democratic Unionist Party's Bert Johnston.

Chairman of Fermanagh District Council Bert Johnston.

As predicted by impartialreporter.com yesterday, Mr. Johnston was selected for the prestigious position by his party last night having never held the role of chairman in his 38 years as an Erne North councillor.

The Ballinamallard man who is set to retire from politics next year when the new Fermanagh and Omagh District Council replaced outgoing Chairman Alex Baird.

And, Sinn Fein's Ruth Lynch has taken the vice chairman role, following in the footsteps of colleague Barry Doherty.

Both positions were formally announced at tonight's meeting of Fermanagh District Council.

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