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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 (215)

McCann welcomes reconvening of Executive and local government Partnership Panel6 August, 2020

McCann calls for legislation to abolish hospital car parking charges24 July, 2020

McCann encourages private rental tenants to use Housing Meditation Service9 July, 2020

McCann welcomes £10m allocated for co-ownership scheme23 June, 2020

Show consideration for blind and partially sighted people during pandemic – McCann13 June, 2020

McCann welcomes reopening of housing market11 June, 2020

McCann welcomes £20.3 million for local councils19 May, 2020

McCann welcomes furlough scheme for council workers4 May, 2020

It is a time for honesty, not petty political games - McCann16 March, 2020

Disruption caused by Cavendish Street security alert - McCann26 July, 2019

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