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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)

Domestic violence can no longer be hidden crime says Junior Minister Kelly23 April, 2009

Gerry Kelly - Address to Lurgan Commeoration13 April, 2009

Kelly condemns north Belfast shooting10 April, 2009

Junior Minister, Gerry Kelly, clebrates fairtrade fortnight3 March, 2009

Gerry Kelly speaks on Motion 1020 February, 2009

Motion flawed28 January, 2009

Ministers seek Committee support for Fuel Poverty Payment5 January, 2009

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

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