Carmel Sepuloni

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Carmel Sepuloni

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20th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
Assumed office
25 January 2023
Prime MinisterChris Hipkins
Governor-GeneralCindy Kiro
Preceded byGrant Robertson
27th Minister for Social Development
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byAnne Tolley
14th Minister for ACC
Assumed office
22 July 2020
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byIain Lees-Galloway
13th Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
Assumed office
6 November 2020
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byJacinda Ardern
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Kelston
Assumed office
21 September 2014
Preceded byElectorate established
Personal details
Carmel Jean Sepuloni

1977 (age 45–46)
Waitara, New Zealand
Political partyLabour
Daren Kamali (m. 2018)
Alma materUniversity of Auckland

Carmel Jean Sepuloni (born 1977)[1] is a New Zealand politician who is the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand since 2023. She is a member of parliament for the Labour Party. She was first elected to Parliament in 2008. She is New Zealand's first MP of Tongan descent.

On 22 January 2023, incoming Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announced that Sepuloni would be his pick for Deputy Prime Minister.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Current MPs - Carmel Sepuloni". New Zealand Parliament. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2009.
  2. "Chris Hipkins confirmed as New Zealand leader, picks deputy". News10. Retrieved 22 January 2023.