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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)

British Government should scrap flawed legacy bill - Kelly8 June, 2023

British government’s flawed legacy bill is irredeemable and should be scrapped – Kelly2 June, 2023

Time for armed paramilitary gangs to get off the backs of the community – Kelly28 March, 2023

Time for drug dealing loyalist gangs to end their criminal activity - Kelly27 March, 2023

Kelly pays tribute to the family of Liam Holden for campaign for truth and justice24 March, 2023

Those injured and families of those killed by rubber and plastic bullets deserve to know truth - Kelly14 March, 2023

Threats to police officers families ‘absolutely despicable’ – Kelly7 March, 2023

Kelly shocked and concerned at murderous attack on police officer22 February, 2023

Wallace comments ‘insulting and disrespectful’ to victims – Kelly18 January, 2023

Tories should scrap ‘cruel and callous’ legacy bill - Gerry Kelly13 January, 2023

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