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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)

Gerry Kelly to raise ‘serious issues’ revealed on TV documentary with Chief Constable1 June, 2022

British government acting with ‘indecent haste’ to rush through flawed legacy legislation – Kelly24 May, 2022

British government legacy proposals ‘cruel blow’ to victims and families – Kelly17 May, 2022

Easter commemorations should be conducted with dignity and respect – Kelly20 April, 2022

Kelly raises ‘shameful treatment’ of P&O workers with PSNI Chief Constable18 March, 2022

Public inquiry must be held into Pat Finucane murder - Kelly9 March, 2022

Truth on the death of Noah Donohoe is in the public interest – Kelly3 March, 2022

Kelly urges PSNI to provide transparency and answers to Noah Donohoe’s mum24 February, 2022

No evidence to support continued use of Spit and Bite Gaurds by PSNI- Kelly4 February, 2022

Kelly condemns north Belfast stabbing16 January, 2022

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