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Fra McCann


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A former republican prisoner Fra was interned on the Maidstone Prison Ship, the Cages of Long Kesh and later imprisoned in both Crumlin Road and Long Kesh. He spent three years on the blanket protest and on release from prison in 1979 became active in the anti H Block/Armagh Committee.

As Six County Chairperson of Sinn Féin, Fra has played a leading role in the growth and political development of the party over many years.

As secretary of the Divis Residents Association, Fra played a central role in the successful campaign for the demolition of Divis Flats.

Fra was elected to Belfast City Council in 1987 and has held a seat on the Council ever since. As Chairperson of the Council's Community and Leisure Services Committee he successfully campaigned for the upgrading of the Falls Swim Centre and has staunchly defended Leisure Services across Belfast.

Local organisations/groups/committees:
Divis Joint development committee
Falls Youth Providers
Blackie Community Forum
West Belfast Partnership Board
Greater Falls Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership
Maureen Sheehan Community Health Centre Board
Committee Scoil Na Loinan, Falls Road West Belfast

Committee for Employment and Learning
Committee foe Social Development
Committee for Standards and Privileges

Statements (217)

Minister needs to say he will not implement ‘bedroom tax’ – Sinn Féin MLA28 March, 2013

McCann calls for more support for advice sector on mortgage defaults19 February, 2013

Extension of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme welcomed4 February, 2013

Questions need answered about £27M Housing Executive underspend – Fra McCann29 January, 2013

Sinn Féin MLA condemns attack on family home.27 December, 2012

Punitive “Bedroom Tax” will make 1,000’s homeless - McCann9 November, 2012

Sinn Féin MLA expresses concern regarding Housing Executive restructuring5 November, 2012

Fra McCann calls for Housing investment package13 September, 2012

Housing points system not fit for purpose - McCann6 September, 2012

Minister needs to explain backing for contractor – Fra McCann4 September, 2012

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