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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 (561)

Kelly condemns Ardoyne shooting22 August, 2019

‘No place’ for armed group – Kelly18 August, 2019

‘New Lodge bonfire a danger to life’ - Kelly8 August, 2019

‘PSNI must deliver on UVF crackdown vow’ - Kelly16 July, 2019

Sinn Féin slam ‘hypocrisy’ of unionist-dominated councils18 June, 2019

‘Hamilton comments 'a deflection from policing failures’ - Kelly7 June, 2019

Decision to drop case against investigative journalists “right thing” - Kelly4 June, 2019

Kelly condemns those behind attack on PSNI officer2 June, 2019

‘PSNI must drop journalist prosecution’ - Kelly31 May, 2019

‘Sinn Féin support for Stormont House won’t stop us challenging PSNI failures’ - Kelly8 May, 2019

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