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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 condemns north Belfast stabbing16 January, 2022

Ombudsman’s Report further damning evidence of British state collusion – Kelly14 January, 2022

Kelly welcomes ruling that PSNI decision not to investigate torture of ‘hooded men’ was unlawful15 December, 2021

Ormeau Road families should face no further delays in campaign for truth - Kelly8 December, 2021

Strong political leadership needed to tackle paramilitarism – Kelly7 December, 2021

Kelly welcomes Irish Government statement on British government's approach to legacy6 December, 2021

Victims and families cannot be denied access to courts in pursuit of truth and justice - Kelly4 December, 2021

Multiple narratives of the conflict must be respected and heard - Kelly15 November, 2021

Kelly slams attempt to intimidate workers in Ardoyne12 November, 2021

Kelly extends solidarity to bus drivers8 November, 2021

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