Bobby McKee

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Bobby McKee MBE is a Unionist politician in Larne, Northern Ireland and former member of the Ulster Volunteer Force.[1][2]

McKee is a Democratic Unionist Party councillor and a member of Larne Borough Council since 1989.[3] He has served as a Mayor of Larne in 2004 and 2008.[4] His brother Jack McKee was a DUP councillor in Larne and is now a member of the Traditional Unionist Voice.[5]

He lost both his legs as the result of a car bomb when he was a member of the UVF.[6] A founder member and chairman of the N.I. Amputees Association he is also chairman of Larne Disabled Fitness Suite. Bobby is Vice chairman of C.A.B. and has been a member for 10 years. A member of N.I. Housing Council for 15 years he has served as a board member for 6 years.He received the MBE in 2004 in recognition for his work in politics.

In 2009 McKee led a welcoming delegation to the Catholic Ancient Order of Hibernians at Larne Borough Council headquarters in an attempt to boost cross community relations in the area in what was described as a historic day.[7] In 2010 McKee condemned a British National Party leafleting campaign in Larne regarding a new refugee centre being built in the town and accused the BNP of whipping up racial tension.[8]

On January 2011 he was involved in a car crash where his car went through the front window of an insurance shop in Larne.No one was injured in the incident.[9]