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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 (489)

Gerry Kelly formally selected to stand for Sinn Féin in north Belfast4 November, 2009

Junior Minister launches public consultation on Older People’s Commissioner1 October, 2009

Gerry Kelly visits Brussels21 September, 2009

Assembly must work to ensure equality for all victims - Gerry Kelly14 September, 2009

RNU must explain latest threat to the community – Gerry Kelly13 September, 2009

North Belfast School disruption unacceptable9 September, 2009

Disappointment expressed at Pól Brennan decision17 August, 2009

Full disclosure should be forthcoming for McGurks Bar victims and families30 July, 2009

Today is a significant step closer to Policing and Justice transfer – Sinn Féin30 July, 2009

Attacks on schools are attacks on our childrens future.29 July, 2009

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