Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician who has served as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and Leader of the Labour Party since 2017. She has been the Member of Parliament for Mount Albert since March 2017, having first been elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP in 2008. She describes herself as a social democrat and a progressive. Born in Hamilton, Ardern grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where she attended a state school. After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark. She later worked in London for Tony Blair's UK Labour Party government, and was elected President of the International Union of Socialist Youth. Ardern was first elected as an MP in the 2008 general election, when Labour lost power after nine years. She was later elected to represent the Mount Albert electorate in a by-election in February 2017.
|Born:||Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern, July 26, 1980, Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Domestic partner:||Clarke Gayford|
|Relatives:||Hamish McDouall (cousin), Shane Ardern (cousin)|
|Residence:||Premier House, Wellington|
|Alma mater:||University of Waikato|
|Twitter:||Jacinda Ardern's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Jacinda Ardern's Instagram profile|
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About Jacinda Ardern
Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party who became the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand in October 2017. She previously served as Spokesperson for Social Development.
After earning a degree in communications from the University of Waikato, she became a senior-ranking member of the Young Labour Party. In 2008, she was elected President of the International Union of Socialist Youth.
Though she was raised in the Mormon faith, she left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because her religion came into conflict with her politics.
She grew up in Murupara and Morrinsville, New Zealand, as the daughter of police officer Ross Ardern. She has been in a relationship with TV host Clarke Gayford; they welcomed a daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, together in June 2018.
She and fellow Labour Party politician David Cunliffe both served in the New Zealand Parliament.
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