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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)

Kelly slams displays of hatred at Derry bonfires15 August, 2022

Bonfire organisers must ensure there are no displays of hate- Kelly14 August, 2022

Noah Donohoe’s family deserve truth and transparency - Kelly28 July, 2022

Kelly seeking urgent meeting with Chief Constable on serious police misconduct27 July, 2022

PSNI's shocking failure to warn murder victim must be fully investigated – Kelly14 July, 2022

Regulation and political leadership needed to stamp out hate crimes at bonfires – Kelly13 July, 2022

British government demonstrating ‘no regard’ for victims with legacy bill – Kelly4 July, 2022

Kelly condemns racist graffiti on Graymount parade property1 July, 2022

Kelly condemns sectarian attack on couple in East Belfast29 June, 2022

Kelly condemns petrol bomb attack6 June, 2022

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