|Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
7 March 2007
|Preceded by||William McCrea|
12 June 1976 |
Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
|Political party||Democratic Unionist Party|
McCrea was elected to Cookstown District Council in 2001, held the position of Chairman of the Council in 2007-08 and is a member of Cookstown District Policing Partnership..
A former member of the Young Democrats, McCrea is now Chairman of the Cookstown DUP Branch, and of the party's Local Government Association also in Cookstown. A member of the Apprentice Boys of Derry he also acts as Chairman of Coagh United Supporters Club.
In 2011 his car was set alight and destroyed outside his house, no group or individual admitted responsibility for the attack.
McCrea caused controversy by commenting on his Twitter page in 2012 that he would like no GAA county team from his constituency to win any titles that summer, saying, "Great to see Tyrone beat in the Ulster semis today, hope Donegal beat Derry in the final to keep the celebrations out of Mid Ulster."
- DUP Ian McCrea says 'no evidence after arson' BBC News
- "The Belfast Telegraph - McCrea challenged after GAA remarks". The Belfast Telegraph. The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
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