Dr Jonathan T McCrea

 

Dr Jonathan Mccrea Alliance Representative for Killultagh

Dr Jonathan Mccrea
Alliance Representative for Killultagh

I was born in Belfast in the early 70’s, then Fermanagh for some years prior to going to University in Scotland. It felt a bit like going to Hogwart’s School, meeting up at the ferry terminal, then taking the train over snow covered hills of Scotland with good friends. Unforgettable!

Over the first few terms of coming back for holidays, I’d notice I would go into ‘Troubles mode’. Checkpoints, Soldiers, Terrorism. Growing up, I knew nothing else. It seemed normal, but it was so far from normal. In the 70’s hundreds died every year. Thousands of lives destroyed. Everyone’s lives blighted. Images of grief riven faces and tragedy, upon tragedy, upon tragedy! Everyone blaming everyone else back to the time of the Vikings or the Romans if required, just to prove it ‘was them lot who started it’.Neighbour against neighbour, people divided, fear, hatred, suspicion, jealousy, hurt, sadness and misery.

Two sides of decades of conflict, still represented by the main parties you vote for!

Parties who try to reach out to the other side, who say they want to, but can’t or won’t!

Parties who are unable to take the hard decisions for everyone’s good.

Parties who who cannot help but lurch back to the issues that defined them.

Just after I returned from Scotland, Naomi Long was elected MP for East Belfast. It was quite simple. “I would not be ashamed to have someone like her, represent me!” So, I joined the Alliance Party, as a simple indication of my support.

I am just a normal person, much like you, and I have decided that it is time to step forward and put my name on the Ballot paper! Why? So normal people from the whole diversity of religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds can have the confidence to know that I will respect them for who they are. Period!

The Alliance Party, is the only party you can vote for, that will make positive and progressive change in Northern Ireland. Your support, will allow me to take on the divisive politics of the past. Do you really want a shared and peaceful society for our children and your grandchildren?

You live in a democracy!

Don’t just sit there moaning that things will never change. 

Get out and vote FOR CHANGE.

And if you want to do something more than just that, get in touch with me, get some leaflets and convince your family, your neighbours, your friends that NOW is the time for us to build something new!

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If we all push together we could change this beautiful country and finally make it a place to be really, really proud of!

 

Jonnie

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Fatigue is a huge issue after stroke. Which is why @AvrilDrummond1 Work is so important. #strokerecovery twitter.com/exerciseworks/…

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@BrainInjMatters @sjpryde NI ACPIN rep explaining problems of posture, balance, proprioception and function… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Shona Pryde giving a neurophysiotherapist perspective for engaging people with disability into sport… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

#ACPIN18 Conference 19th & 20th March 2018 Manchester Deansgate Hilton Tickets: buytickets.at/acpin/127935twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Prof Aidan Moran speaking at the ReSport Conference on the benefits of mental practice & using your imagination in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Going to #UKSF17 ? Download this excellent app. twitter.com/UKStrokeForum/…

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For @JonniePeacock the 2012 @Paralympics "changed the game" for disabled people in this country #Strictly pic.twitter.com/DlRTXYiHE5

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Now that Physiotherapy UK 2017 is finished, @thecsp is looking at potential content and themes for 2018. At this ea… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

💥calling all #physios&students: have your say in setting physio research priorities. Let's prioritise the #researchtwitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

I’m at the @acpin_uk stand, come to find out about ACPIN conference in Manchester 19th-20th March 2018 and to talk… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

"the placebo effect is enhanced by the impression of warmth and competence" buff.ly/2zG13iT Interesting read via @ResearchDigest Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

Yes, certainly could be a man with a big elegant tash! Great to be featured on Fresh Goods Friday 370👍🏼… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

This is a fantastic tool! @ParkinsonsUK launches Exercise Framework for Parkinson's : parkinsons.org.uk/professionals/… Retweeted by Jonnie McCrea

@warner_md Not much need for an RCT with that photo! Of course good trial would quantify effect, cost, QoL, etc... 👍🏼😷