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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 (460)

Kelly welcomes energy producing use for North Belfast landfill10 December, 2008

Junior Minister Gerry Kelly calls for dignity and human rights for persons with disabilities3 December, 2008

North Belfast bomb hoaxes27 November, 2008

Gerry Kelly meets young people in the Juvenile Justice system27 November, 2008

Minister Kelly welcomes research conference on Children and Young People26 November, 2008

Sinn Féin slam dissident threats against community centres and staff in North Belfast25 November, 2008

Celebrating the Year of the Potato20 November, 2008

Minister Kelly lends support to Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)20 November, 2008

Tá Sinn Féin ag iarraidh Acht na Gaeilge go fóil20 November, 2008

Stigma is a barrier to mental health recovery - Kelly19 November, 2008

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