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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 cruel and callous legacy bill – Kelly3 January, 2023

Gerry Kelly expresses condolences to the family of Bobby Lavery27 December, 2022

Appointment of new GP contractor at Flax Medical Centre welcome news for patients - Kelly15 December, 2022

British government should withdraw Legacy Bill - Kelly9 December, 2022

Kelly calls on armed loyalist gangs to disband19 November, 2022

Onus on PSNI to ensure Professor Colin Harvey's safety - Kelly3 November, 2022

Loyalist paramilitary groups should disband now - Kelly28 October, 2022

Family of Seamus Dillon entitled to transparency and answers - Kelly27 September, 2022

Gerry Kelly to travel to Washington and New York18 September, 2022

Tories should listen to families and bin amnesty bill - Kelly31 August, 2022

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