A FORMER Councillor from Enniskillen has been selected to stand in the upcoming general election. 

Paul Blake previously served as an SDLP Councillor for the Enniskillen DEA, but was eliminated in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council election in May of last year. 

He will stand for the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in Fermanagh and South Tyrone when voters go to the polls in July.  

Confirming the selection of Mr. Blake, an SDLP spokesperson said: "Paul Blake has been selected as the SDLP candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the Westminster election.

"A champion for local health services and schools, Paul will be a voice for everyone in Fermanagh and South Tyrone."