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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)

Invest in social housing - McCann28 May, 2014

Private rented sector needs regulated25 April, 2014

Sinn Féin MLAs lodge equality complaint over minister’s failure to address housing crisis9 April, 2014

Housing announcement welcome but more needs to be done – Fra McCann1 April, 2014

DUP Social Development disruption smokescreen for minister - McCann13 March, 2014

Successful Warm Homes scheme must not be ended - McCann25 February, 2014

Public Money Funding Private Landlord Failings Must Stop - McCann12 February, 2014

Sinn Féin will fight to ensure social housing remains in public hands - Fra McCann8 February, 2014

Continuous failure to spend money on new homes is an indictment - McCann22 January, 2014

Choice Based Letting won't resolve North's housing waiting list22 January, 2014

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