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Jacinda Ardern

Deputy Leader & MP for Mt Albert

Spokesperson for Justice, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Children, and Small Business
Associate Spokesperson for Auckland Issues

Contact Jacinda Ardern

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 Auckland Central

Address: 86 College Hill, Ponsonby, Auckland
Phone: 09 360 1641

Parliamentary office

Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160
Phone: 04 817 9388


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Latest from Jacinda Ardern

Government spends more on lawyers than compensating victims

March 07, 2017

Minister Anne Tolley handed a double whammy to victims of historic abuse in state care, defending the spend on a Queen’s Counsel hired by the Government to fight their claims, while also refusing to hold a proper inquiry says Labour’s Deputy Leader Jacinda Ardern.

Time the State apologised for child abuse

February 13, 2017

It’s time the Government listened to the growing chorus of leading opinion calling for an apology and an independent inquiry into historical abuse claims of children in state care, says Labour’s Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

CYF reforms ignore evidence, and children

December 13, 2016

The second round of proposed Child Youth and Family reforms will see New Zealand lose its status as having world leading legislation, and is counter to research and evidence says Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.

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