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Jacinda Ardern

Labour List MP in Auckland Central

Spokesperson for Justice, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Children, and Small Business
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 lives in Freeman's Bay, and would include her hobbies but it would most likely become a list of things she likes to eat. 

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 Auckland Central

Address: 86 College Hill, Ponsonby, Auckland
Phone: 09 360 1641
Email: jacinda@jacinda.co.nz

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9388
Email: jacinda.ardern@parliament.govt.nz

Website

jacinda.co.nz


Latest from Jacinda Ardern

Child abuse apology needed

November 30, 2016

The Government's failure to act on recommendations from Judge Henwood, based on years of work by the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (CLAS) will further undermine any faith victims may have put into the process, says Labour’s Children’s Spokesperson Jacinda Arden.


Minister confirms – new ministry only about abuse

September 21, 2016

The Minister for Social Development today confirmed that her new Ministry for Vulnerable Children is essentially a rebrand of CYFS making this a squandered opportunity to better the lives of New Zealand children, says Labour’s spokesperson for Children Jacinda Ardern.

“Anne Tolley has led the public to believe that this new ministry would have what she described as a “much wider brief.” But when asked today in Parliament whether the Ministry would be required to develop a plan to reduce child poverty, the answer was a clear no.


Time has come for state apology on abuse

August 26, 2016

Labour is today calling on the Government to issue an apology for historic abuse in state institutions.

Speaking after the launch of Elizabeth Stanley’s book “The Road to Hell; state violence against Children in Post-war New Zealand”, Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says many victims feel the state has never fully acknowledged what has happened to them.


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