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Jacinda Ardern

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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
Email: jacinda@jacinda.co.nz

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9370
Email: jacinda.ardern@parliament.govt.nz

Website

jacinda.co.nz

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Latest from Jacinda Ardern

Canterbury kids get more support for mental health

August 16, 2017

Children in Canterbury and Kaikoura will get dedicated mental health support to help them overcome the trauma of the earthquakes, says the Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.

“We’ll fund an extra eighty mental health professionals for the next three years who will work in all public primary and intermediate schools. This will mean that there will be a full-time mental health professional for every 500 school children in Canterbury.


Statement on Julie Bishop’s comments

August 15, 2017

It is highly regrettable that the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has chosen to make false claims about the New Zealand Labour Party.

I have been utterly transparent about this situation. I stand by my statements this morning that I knew absolutely nothing about the Barnaby Joyce case until it broke in the media yesterday afternoon.


Labour stands with Pike families

August 15, 2017

A Labour Government will stand with the families of Pike River and reaffirm its commitment to safe workplaces by ensuring there will be a Minister responsible for Pike River, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern.

“The Pike River disaster was unacceptable. Twenty-nine people shouldn’t die at work in New Zealand, nor should even one person lose their life while earning a living.


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