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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 (559)

Kelly welcomes appointment of independent members to Policing Board4 December, 2018

Kelly criticises PSNI over FOI requests12 November, 2018

PSNI serious questions to answer on journalists’ arrests – Kelly8 November, 2018

Downey arrest an act of ‘gross bad faith’ - Kelly6 November, 2018

Kelly hits out at ‘appalling’ Police Federation warning5 October, 2018

PSNI recruitment barriers must be addressed - Kelly1 October, 2018

Journalists’ arrests ‘an attack on freedom of press - Kelly7 September, 2018

Kelly condemns sectarian attacks10 August, 2018

Sinn Féin slam attacks on homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey14 July, 2018

Kelly expresses concern after man dies in police custody9 July, 2018

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