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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 (591)

Constructive meeting with Independent Reporting Commission - Kelly22 February, 2021

Kelly condemns North Belfast shooting22 February, 2021

Opposition to proposed Hightown incinerator rock solid says Kelly10 February, 2021

Kelly shocked and appalled at arrest of Ormeau Road Massacre victim5 February, 2021

PSNI have serious questions to answer on UVF mob – Kelly3 February, 2021

‘PSNI apology welcome, but lessons must be learned’ – Kelly22 December, 2020

Kelly rejects suggestion from PSNI chief constable over Bobby Storey funeral9 December, 2020

Implementation of Stormont House key to dealing with legacy – Kelly4 December, 2020

Stop the use of spit hoods – Kelly24 November, 2020

PPS decision a slap in the face to victims - Kelly29 October, 2020

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