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Gerry Kelly


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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 (485)

Chief Constable has serious questions to answer on DUP fundraiser – Kelly29 September, 2017

Contract of Policing Board Human Rights Advisor should not be terminated – Kelly27 September, 2017

Threats against probation workers should be lifted immediately – Kelly15 September, 2017

'SDLP playing politics over Hightown' - Kelly14 September, 2017

Hightown incinerator decision a 'disgrace' - Kelly13 September, 2017

‘Red Hand Commando legalisation abhorrent to victims’ - Kelly12 September, 2017

Sinn Féin to challenge department over school travel delays7 September, 2017

Now is the time to deliver Irish unity – Kelly13 August, 2017

Large turnout expected for National Hunger Strike Commemoration in Ballina11 August, 2017

DUP should support judges rather than cosy up to UDA – Kelly10 August, 2017

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