Dr Nik Johnson has been selected as the Labour Party’s candidate for the Huntingdon constituency to stand in this June’s general election.

He is an NHS children's doctor at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and the Oaktree Centre in Huntingdon.

Dr Nik stood as a Labour candidate for the Huntingdon seat at the 2015 general election, finishing second.

Dr Nik who lives in the area with his family, has worked tirelessly for the Hands off Hinchingbrooke campaign and is chair of Huntingdon Constituency Labour Party.

Speaking after his selection, Dr Nik said: "I've lived and worked in the Huntingdon area for the past dozen years and I am proud to be Labour's candidate for June's general election.

"I am privileged to have a job which places me right at the heart of the local community, allowing me to meet, help and support people from all walks of life.

"This Conservative government has overseen the biggest cuts to our public services in a generation.

"The NHS and social care is in crisis, our schools are struggling under the weight of the budget cuts and cuts to police budgets are putting our safety at risk.

"This general election is a simple choice between a Labour Party that stands up for all the people of Huntingdon - or a Conservative Party that only looks after the privileged few."

Patrick Kadewere, district councillor for Huntingdon North, said: "I welcome the selection of Dr Nik Johnson. I have worked with him for five years on local causes dear to both of us and I know he will do an excellent job representing us in the House of Commons."

Jonathan Djanogly will be standing for the Conservative Party in the upcoming election. The deadline for nominations is May 11.