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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 (570)

It’s time to put public safety first and regulate bonfires – Kelly13 July, 2021

Bad day for justice as British state forces get away with murder – Kelly2 July, 2021

Stormont House Agreement can’t be changed without consent - Kelly24 June, 2021

Kelly welcomes PPS decision on Black Lives Matter protestors2 June, 2021

Kelly to raise UDA allegations with Chief Constable1 June, 2021

Families distressed by damage to Carnmoney Cemetery graves28 May, 2021

Kelly attacks 'cowardly and scurrilous allegations' against Foyle MLAs20 May, 2021

No place for armed groups in society - Kelly19 May, 2021

Beggars belief there could not be evidence for prosecutions in 1969 RUC killings - Kelly6 May, 2021

Kelly to raise issue of illegal protests at Policing Board30 April, 2021

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