Gerry Kelly has represented the people of North Belfast since being elected as an MLA in 1998.
He has been central to the delivery of significant local investment in North Belfast in housing, education, community and sports facilities.
Gerry championed the rights of children and older people as a Minister in the Executive and he continues that work to this day.
He is passionate about improved infrastructure and access to services for his North Belfast constituents, and about Irish language, marriage equality, LGBT rights, and women’s and workers’ rights.
A former political prisoner and hunger striker, Gerry is currently a member of the Policing Board and is also Sinn Féin spokesperson for policing and justice.
He is deeply committed to the achievement of Irish unity and was a key member of the Sinn Fein team which negotiated the Good Friday Agreement.
Latest news from Gerry
Kelly raises ‘shameful treatment’ of P&O workers with PSNI Chief Constable
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has raised the ‘unacceptable treatment’ of P&O workers with the PSNI’s Chief Constable. The North Belfast MLA said: “The treatment and mass firing of workers by P&O yesterday was utterly shameful. “I’m also deeply concerned at reports...
Public inquiry must be held into Pat Finucane murder – Kelly
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has welcomed news that legal action on the British government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into Pat Finucane’s murder is set to go ahead in June. Gerry Kelly said: “The British...
Kelly urges PSNI to provide transparency and answers to Noah Donohoe’s mum
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has again urged the PSNI Chief Constable to withdraw his application to redact or hold back information from Noah Donohoe's mother about the investigation into her son's death. The North Belfast MLA and member of the Policing Board said: ''On...