Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
leader of the Labour Party
Jacinda grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara before attending Waikato University, where she earned a BA in Communications.
She has been politically active since a young age, and at the time of being elected as a list MP, was the youngest sitting member of the NZ parliament.
Just weeks out from the 2017 general election, Jacinda has been elected leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.