Doug Henderson is new Falkirk chairman

Doug Henderson
Doug Henderson

Former MP Doug Henderson will replace Martin Ritchie as Falkirk FC chairman.

Mr Henderson joined the board in December 2013 and has been a lifelong Falkirk fan.

As a youngster he travelled from his home in Fife to watch the Bairns.

The decision was made at a board meeting at the Falkirk Stadium this evening after a selection process led by outgoing chairman Martin Ritchie.

Andy Thomson was also understood to be a potential candidate for the role.