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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 concerned at French authorities actions against Basque peace initiative20 December, 2016

Kelly makes complaint to PSNI after assault18 December, 2016

No one can be above the law - Kelly16 December, 2016

Kelly backs Lord Chief Justice's call for British government to release legacy funds15 December, 2016

British stalling on legacy adds insult to injury – Kelly12 December, 2016

No place for paramilitarism or criminality in our society - Kelly9 December, 2016

Irish government should put pressure on British government over legacy - Kelly8 December, 2016

Kelly concerned about police wall of silence24 November, 2016

Threats against taxi workers a disgrace - Kelly10 November, 2016

Joined up approach needed to tackle paramilitarism and criminality - Kelly8 November, 2016

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