Labour MPs have elected Jacinda Ardern as the new Deputy Leader of the party, Labour Leader Andrew Little announced today.
“I congratulate Jacinda on her election and look forward to her contribution as we work to change the Government.
“She received unanimous support from MPs today. I’m grateful caucus has recognised her ability to help Labour communicate our vision for a better New Zealand.
“Jacinda’s a fierce advocate on the issues she has championed such as child well-being. She’s worked hard during her time in Parliament and has the experience to be an excellent Deputy Leader.
“We’re going to make a great team on the campaign trail. Jacinda’s a driven and dynamic campaigner who reaches a generation of New Zealanders neglected by this government.
”We have a strong team in place and we’re very focused on changing the Government so we can fix the housing crisis, rebuild our health system and ensure our children get the education they deserve,” says Andrew Little.