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Gerry Kelly MLA


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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 (127)

‘Priority must be refocusing on building police service that serves entire community’ - Kelly4 September, 2023

Sinn Féin committed to impartial, effective and efficient policing with the community – Kelly30 August, 2023

‘No place for displays of hate’ – Kelly16 August, 2023

Kelly to raise concerns at unprecedented PSNI data breach at Policing Board emergency meeting8 August, 2023

Cruel and callous legacy bill will prolong the cover-ups – Kelly18 July, 2023

Kelly condemns attempts to intimidate Michael Long24 June, 2023

Destruction of posters ‘wrong’ – Kelly23 June, 2023

Kelly welcomes decision by Parades Commission on contentious parade20 June, 2023

Kelly pays tribute to Hooded Men for 'determined campaign' for truth and justice13 June, 2023

Legacy Bill a travesty aimed at ending citizens’ rights to due process – Kelly8 June, 2023

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