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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 (519)

'UVF claims only add to need for truth and justice' - Kelly2 May, 2018

‘Paramilitary plans must become action on the ground’ - Kelly24 April, 2018

Kelly extends condolences on death of pedestrian19 April, 2018

Kelly comments on North Belfast death19 April, 2018

‘No place’ for new dissident group12 April, 2018

It’s past time for armed groups to leave the stage – Kelly9 April, 2018

Kelly calls for UDA threat to be lifted and end to DUP’s cosy electoral relationship2 April, 2018

Policing and justice must not be outsourced to private companies - Kelly27 February, 2018

British government must meet legacy obligations- Kelly25 February, 2018

Victims should not be punished by DUP decision to collapse talks – Kelly16 February, 2018

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