50 Facts About Jacinda Ardern

1. In 2005 Jacinda Ardern embarked on an "overseas experience", an extended—usually working—trip to Britain, which is a traditional rite of passage for the children of New Zealand's middle and upper class.

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2. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has continued with her 'relentlessly positive' approach in both rhetoric and policy, demonstrating poise and grace while dealing effectively with an opposition National Party.

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3. In 2005 Jacinda Ardern embarked on an "overseas experience", an extended—usually working—trip to Britain, which is a traditional rite of passage for the children of New Zealand's middle and upper class.

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4. Jacinda Ardern wants to increase the intake of refugees in near future.

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5. Jacinda Ardern had ttravelled to New York City, where she volunteered at a Soup Kitchen.

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6. In 2005 Jacinda Ardern embarked on an "overseas experience", an extended—usually working—trip to Britain, which is a traditional rite of passage for the children of New Zealand's middle and upper class.

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7. Jacinda Ardern explains why New Zealand is a laboratory for progressive politics.

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8. Jacinda Ardern joined the Labour Party when young, and became a senior figure in the Young Labour sector of the party.

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9. Jacinda Ardern was brought into politics by her aunt, Marie Ardern, a longstanding member of the Labour Party, who recruited the teenaged Ardern to help her with campaigning for New Plymouth MP Harry Duynhoven during his re-election campaign at the 1999 general election.

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10. In 2018 Ms Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, making her only the second elected leader in modern history to give birth while in office.

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11. Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as prime minister in October 2017, pledging to lead a government for all despite her Labour Party falling well short of a majority in the previous month's general election.

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12. Jacinda Ardern is the third woman to serve as the country's prime minister.

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13. Jacinda Ardern was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but left the church in 2005 because, she said, it conflicted with her personal views.

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14. Jacinda Ardern supports the liberalisation of abortion law and advocates removing abortion from the Crimes Act of 1961.

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15. Jacinda Ardern voted in favour of the 2013 Marriage Equality Bill, a bill which allowed same-sex couples to legally marry in New Zealand [11] and in 2004, she paid $20 to have her name included in a "full page ad in a major New Zealand newspaper supporting the Civil Union Bill ".

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16. On 21 January, Jacinda Ardern participated in the 2017 Women's March, a worldwide protest in opposition to Donald Trump, the newly-inaugurated President of the United States.

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17. Jacinda Ardern contested the high-profile seat of Auckland Central for Labour in the 2011 general election, standing against incumbent National MP Nikki Kaye for National and Greens candidate Denise Roche.

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18. Jacinda Ardern joined the Labour Party at a young age, and became a senior figure in the Young Labour branch of the party.

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19. Jacinda Ardern took office, even having a Twitter account established in its name.

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20. Jacinda Ardern went to London to work as a senior policy adviser in an 80-person policy unit of then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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21. Jacinda Ardern is the member of Council of Women World Leaders.

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22. Jacinda Ardern was made the next Prime Minister as New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters agreed to form a coalition with Labour on 19 October 2017.

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23. Jacinda Ardern became the youngest leader of the Labor Party in its History at the age of 37.

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24. On January 12, 2017, Jacinda Ardern was the only nominee and was elected unopposed when the nominations for the Labor Party closed.

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25. Jacinda Ardern was born in Hamilton in 1980, attending primary and secondary school in Morrinsville and spending a few years living in Murupara, where her father was a policeman.

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26. At the age of 28, Jacinda Ardern was elected the youngest member of the New Zealand Parliament in 2008.

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27. Jacinda Ardern was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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28. In 2018, Jacinda Ardern became the first Prime Minister of New Zealand to march in a gay pride parade.

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29. Jacinda Ardern voted in favour of same-sex marriage and believes abortion should be removed from the Crimes Act.

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30. Jacinda Ardern became the first female Head of the Government to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting with her 3-month-old infant present on the 24th of September2018.

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31. Jacinda Ardern is the third female Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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32. Jacinda Ardern was elected as the President of the International Union of Socialist Youth in the early 2008.

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33. Jacinda Ardern is only 37, but had an incredible impact on New Zealand politics.

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34. In 2017 Jacinda Ardern registered a landslide victory in the parliamentary by-election for the vacant seat representing the solidly Labour district of Mount Albert in Auckland.

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35. In 2005 Jacinda Ardern embarked on an "overseas experience", an extended—usually working—trip to Britain, which is a traditional rite of passage for the children of New Zealand's middle and upper class.

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36. On 5 September 2018, Jacinda Ardern travelled to Nauru, where she attended the Pacific Islands Forum.

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37. On 20 April, Jacinda Ardern attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 in London, where she was selected to deliver a toast to the Commonwealth at a state banquet of world leaders.

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38. Jacinda Ardern became the first female Prime Minister to speak from the top marae.

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39. On 5 November 2017, Jacinda Ardern made her first official overseas trip to Australia, where she met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the first time.

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40. Jacinda Ardern welcomed the results and remarked that they would give Labour an advantage in negotiations to form the next government.

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41. On 21 January, Jacinda Ardern participated in the 2017 Women's March, a worldwide protest in opposition to Donald Trump, the newly inaugurated President of the United States.

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42. Jacinda Ardern stood again in Auckland Central at the 2014 general election.

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43. Jacinda Ardern contested the seat of Auckland Central for Labour in the 2011 general election, standing against incumbent National MP Nikki Kaye for National and Greens candidate Denise Roche.

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44. Jacinda Ardern was unsuccessful in the electorate vote, but her high placement on Labour's party list allowed her to enter Parliament as a list MP.

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45. Ahead of the 2008 election, Jacinda Ardern was ranked 20th on Labour's party list.

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46. In early 2008, Jacinda Ardern was elected as the President of the International Union of Socialist Youth, a role which saw her spend time in several countries, including Jordan, Israel, Algeria and China.

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47. Jacinda Ardern joined the Labour Party at a young age, and became a senior figure in the Young Labour sector of the party.

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48. Jacinda Ardern became a list MP in 2008, a position she held for almost ten years until her election to the Mount Albert electorate in the 2017 by-election, held on 25 February.

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49. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern praised Meghan Markle for her perseverance during her 16-day royal tour with Prince Harry during her second trimester of pregnancy.

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50. New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern speaks of 'real empathy' for pregnant Meghan Markle during 'tiring time' of royal tour.

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