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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 (448)

GARC should cancel evening parade – Kelly29 September, 2016

Proposed GARC parade aimed at raising tensions – Kelly28 September, 2016

Kelly backs North Belfast agreement24 September, 2016

Claims made against Gerry Adams are nonsense - Kelly23 September, 2016

BBC programme 'a collection of discredited conspiracy theories' – Kelly21 September, 2016

Kelly welcomes establishment of nursery unit at Gaelscoil Éanna16 September, 2016

British government must end veto on information for victims and families - Kelly11 September, 2016

Kelly expresses condolences to McMahon family as Ombudsman begins investigation8 September, 2016

British government must fund legacy inquests - Kelly5 September, 2016

Those responsible for bomb alert have no regard for community – Kelly1 September, 2016

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