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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 (482)

‘Appalling collusion exposed by UVF case’ - Kelly23 June, 2017

‘We need detail not DUP assurances’ - Kelly20 June, 2017

Kelly calls for North Belfast threats to be lifted14 June, 2017

Concerted effort in North Belfast to remove Sinn Féin election posters - Kelly3 June, 2017

Gerry Kelly offers condolences to Barrett family28 May, 2017

UDA flags are an attempt to intimidate – Gerry Kelly19 May, 2017

I fully believe John can become the first Nationalist MP ever in North Belfast - Kelly3 May, 2017

John Finucane to run for North Belfast seat2 May, 2017

Kelly welcomes Bernard Watt ruling27 April, 2017

Everyone must be equal before the law - Kelly26 April, 2017

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