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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)

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

Minister urged to rethink her housing budget costs – McCann9 April, 2009

Minister Ritchie might do better to go back to the drawing board - McCann27 March, 2009

Sinn Féin call on Margaret Ritchie to bring forward her promised Mortgage Rescue Scheme10 March, 2009

Woe betide Margaret Ritchie’s budget – but enough excuses. It’s time to deliver.2 March, 2009

93.1% increase in home repossessions: Where is Margaret Ritchie’s Mortgage Protection Scheme?29 January, 2009

Margaret Ritchie continues to stall on Mortgage relief scheme23 January, 2009

Community will welcome final step in Divis tower transformation.20 January, 2009

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