Bookcover of Gerry Fitt
Booktitle:

Gerry Fitt

Social Democratic and Labour Party, Social democracy, Irish nationalism, Congregation of Christian Brothers

Dic Press (2011-10-28 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-08118-0

ISBN-10:
6138081188
EAN:
9786138081180
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gerard Fitt, Baron Fitt was a politician in Northern Ireland. He was a founder and the first leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, a social democratic and Irish nationalist party. Fitt was born in Belfast and educated at a local Christian Brothers school. He served in the Merchant Navy as a stoker until 1953. He joined in 1941 during World War II serving on convoy duty. He witnessed the sinking of HMS Bluebell from which there was one survivor. His elder brother Geordie, an Irish Guardsman, was killed at the Battle of Normandy. Living in the nationalist Beechmount neighbourhood of the Falls, he stood for the Falls as a candidate for the Dock Labour Party in a city council by-election in 1956, but lost to Paddy Devlin of the Irish Labour Party, who would later be his close ally. In 1958, he was elected to Belfast City Council as a member of the Irish Labour Party. In 1962, he won a Stormont seat from the Ulster Unionist Party, becoming the only Irish Labour member
Publishing house:
Dic Press
Website:
http://www.alphascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Dismas Reinald Apostolis
Number of pages:
176
Published at:
2011-10-28
Stock:
Available
Category:
Political science
Price:
54.00 €
Keywords:
Constabulary, Unionist, Party, social, democratic, labour, socialization, Labour

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