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Gerry Kelly was one of Sinn Féin's negotiating team during the years leading up to The Good Friday Agreement and after. He  is the party's Policing spokesperson. One of Sinn Fein's two MLA's for North Belfast, Gerry served in the Executive as Junior Minister from 2007 to 2011 and is currently deputy Chief Whip for the Assembly team.

First elected in North Belfast in the 1996 Forum elections, Gerry was then elected as an MLA in 1998 and is a prominent campaigner on issues of justice, equality and rights.

Former hunger striker, escapee from Long Kesh, and published poet, Gerry plays an active role in international conflict resolution processes ranging from the Philippines to  The Basque country and Burma/Myanmar.

He is Chair of the Assembly Procedures Committee.  

One of Sinn Féin's three members on the Policing Board, he is also Chair of the Resource Committee of the Board.

Statements (419)

Fresh inquest into McGurk's Bar deaths should be held - Kelly9 March, 2017

Brokenshire remarks disgraceful and dangerous - Kelly23 February, 2017

Attack on election agent's car a hate crime - Kelly21 February, 2017

Sinn Féin is standing up to DUP arrogance and contempt - Kelly12 February, 2017

Foster trying to distract public from RHI scandal - Kelly9 February, 2017

Kelly condemns gun attack6 February, 2017

Kelly condemns shooting of PSNI officer22 January, 2017

Time for Brokenshire to stop talking and deal with legacy issue - Kelly17 January, 2017

British Secretary of State should release legacy funds immediately - Kelly10 January, 2017

Kelly concerned at French authorities actions against Basque peace initiative20 December, 2016

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