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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 deeply disappointed at McGurk’s Bar inquest decision4 July, 2018

‘Recruitment onus is on PSNI – not politicians’ - Kelly29 June, 2018

Kelly welcomes start of work at £1.8 million community hub19 June, 2018

Kelly urges new Orange Lodge to withdraw new parade application13 June, 2018

Loyalist flags in mixed estate designed to raise tension – Kelly8 June, 2018

Flags should not be used to mark out territory – Kelly3 June, 2018

‘Flags protocol no comfort to residents’ - Kelly22 May, 2018

Incinerator verdict a victory for democracy, accountability and campaigning residents14 May, 2018

Haggarty case continues to raise more questions than answers – Kelly11 May, 2018

IFA sending a negative message to Irish nationalists – Kelly5 May, 2018

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