Jacinda Ardern


Leader of the Labour Party & MP for Mt Albert

Spokesperson for Security and Intelligence, Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Children
Associate Spokesperson for Auckland Issues

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Jacinda's passion for social justice led her to the Labour Party at just 17 years old. She was elected to Parliament in 2008. Jacinda ran in the 2011 election as Labour’s candidate for Auckland Central, halving the incumbents’ majority down to approximately 700 votes. 

Jacinda's background experience ranges from policy development through to managing a large international non-governmental organisation (NGO). Before entering Parliament Jacinda worked for two and a half years for the Better Regulation Executive in the UK Cabinet Office. Her role as an Associate Director was to improve the way that local authorities, in particular, interfaced with business. She was also seconded to the Home Office to assist with a review of policing in England and Wales. In 2007 Jacinda was only the second woman to be elected President of the largest international political youth organisation in the world – IUSY, a role which saw her spending time in places ranging from Jordan, Israel and Algeria through to China.

Career Highlights

  • Named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2014
  • Past President of IUSY, an international political youth organisation with headquarters in Vienna
  • Bachelor of Communication Studies from Waikato University

Contact Jacinda Ardern

Electorate office based in Mt Albert

Address: 658 New North Road, Morningside, Auckland
Phone: 09 845 1919

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9370


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Latest from Jacinda Ardern

National’s economy scorecard: D for drift

September 20, 2017

New Zealand’s economy is failing the very people it is supposed to uplift, characterised by stalled productivity, exports going backwards and a Government content to let it drift, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.

“Voters have a clear choice in this election. Three more years of drift under National while more Kiwis miss out on the economic opportunities they deserve, or an energetic Labour Government determined to ensure shared prosperity for all.

National’s health report card shows need for new plan

September 19, 2017

From increased GP fees, to kids getting sick from cold homes, to denial of important surgeries, National’s underfunding of health has hurt Kiwi families, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.


“It’s time to invest in the health of our families. If we want action on health, we need a Labour Government.

National has serious questions to answer over Auckland fuel crisis

September 18, 2017

Thousands of air travellers looking for answers to Auckland Airport’s fuel crisis should be demanding the National Government come clean over its failure to secure fuel supply for the airport, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. 

“There are serious questions the Government must answer over how prepared it was for the rupture of the pipeline which is such a vital piece of infrastructure.

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