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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 (477)

Kelly calls for new approach to flag flying25 June, 2009

Kelly comments following ‘Tour of the North’ Parade19 June, 2009

SF comments on UVF weapons speculation18 June, 2009

Kelly to meet Parades Commission on Tour of the North17 June, 2009

Kelly slams Currie Primary robbery and vandalism15 June, 2009

Sinn Féin condemns brutal Coleraine murder in the Assembly26 May, 2009

Kelly Slams Ardoyne shooting12 May, 2009

Euro 09 – Sinn Féin fighting for every vote in every county in Ireland11 May, 2009

Work together to end hate crime - Gerry Kelly MLA7 May, 2009

Gerry Kelly MLA celebrates 125 years of GAA at Belfast strategy launch1 May, 2009

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