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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 (514)

PSNI recruitment barriers must be addressed - Kelly1 October, 2018

Journalists’ arrests ‘an attack on freedom of press - Kelly7 September, 2018

Kelly condemns sectarian attacks10 August, 2018

Sinn Féin slam attacks on homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey14 July, 2018

Kelly expresses concern after man dies in police custody9 July, 2018

Kelly deeply disappointed at McGurk’s Bar inquest decision4 July, 2018

‘Recruitment onus is on PSNI – not politicians’ - Kelly29 June, 2018

Kelly welcomes start of work at £1.8 million community hub19 June, 2018

Kelly urges new Orange Lodge to withdraw new parade application13 June, 2018

Loyalist flags in mixed estate designed to raise tension – Kelly8 June, 2018

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