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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 (536)

Kelly hits out after Kilcoole home targeted by sectarian thugs2 August, 2020

Kelly welcomes PSNI apology to Birney and McCaffrey16 July, 2020

Kelly appeals for calm following North Belfast disturbances10 July, 2020

Police must work to protect all children and young people from sexual exploitation - Kelly30 June, 2020

Kelly condemns sectarian banners and graffiti in North Belfast14 June, 2020

British government must fulfil obligations - Kelly4 June, 2020

Kelly urges public to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions1 June, 2020

Kelly condemns loyalist threat against Sinn Féin assembly member11 May, 2020

Kelly welcomes Model Bill Team report on legacy9 April, 2020

Kelly slams threat against Irish News journalist8 April, 2020

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