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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 (204)

Quarterly Housing Bulletin highlights serious failure in housing provision and home owner protections28 July, 2009

Call for review of decision to halt grants to homes in a ‘dangerous condition’6 July, 2009

Welcome for private rental sector consultation but mandatory registration excluded12 June, 2009

Electoral Office slammed as polling station move happens days before the election3 June, 2009

HE announcements give little solace to those awaiting repairs - McCann15 May, 2009

HE announcements give little solace to those awaiting repairs - McCann15 May, 2009

Adjournment Debate: Management of Assets and of pensions at Visteon Corporation5 May, 2009

Ritchie’s Downpatrick visit dismissed as merely more SDLP electioneering3 May, 2009

64% increase on home repossessions in North compared to 4% in England and Wales – Why?23 April, 2009

Social Housing Targets for 2013 will not be met under current strategy23 April, 2009

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