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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)

Report shines light on prison human rights abuses during conflict – Kelly1 October, 2020

Kelly concerned at legislation to protect state agents24 September, 2020

‘Tasers are not a solution’ – Kelly10 September, 2020

Kelly welcomes new homes and retail at Hillview9 September, 2020

British government guidance on victims' pension scheme discriminatory and unacceptable - Kelly14 August, 2020

Kelly hits out after Kilcoole home targeted by sectarian thugs2 August, 2020

Kelly welcomes PSNI apology to Birney and McCaffrey16 July, 2020

Kelly appeals for calm following North Belfast disturbances10 July, 2020

Police must work to protect all children and young people from sexual exploitation - Kelly30 June, 2020

Kelly condemns sectarian banners and graffiti in North Belfast14 June, 2020

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