Chris Hipkins

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Chris Hipkins

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Hipkins in 2020
41st Prime Minister of New Zealand
Assumed office
25 January 2023
MonarchCharles III
DeputyCarmel Sepuloni
Governor-GeneralCindy Kiro
Preceded byJacinda Ardern
Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party
Assumed office
22 January 2023
DeputyKelvin Davis
Preceded byJacinda Ardern
Ministerial offices 2017–⁠2023
47th Minister of Education
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byNikki Kaye
19th Minister for the Public Service
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byPaula Bennett
41st Minister of Police
Assumed office
14 June 2022
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byPoto Williams
1st Minister for COVID-19 Response
In office
6 November 2020 – 14 June 2022
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAyesha Verrall
41st Minister of Health
In office
2 July 2020 – 6 November 2020
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded byDavid Clark
Succeeded byAndrew Little
11th Leader of the House
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Prime MinisterJacinda Ardern
Preceded bySimon Bridges
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Remutaka
Rimutaka (2008–2020)
Assumed office
8 November 2008
Preceded byPaul Swain
Majority20,497
Personal details
Born (1978-09-05) 5 September 1978 (age 44)[1][2]
Hutt Valley, New Zealand[3]
Political partyLabour (since 1996)
Children2
ResidenceUpper Hutt, New Zealand
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington
WebsiteHipkins' Facebook page
Nickname(s)Chippy[4]

Christopher John Hipkins (born 5 September 1978) is a New Zealand politician. He has been the Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the New Zealand Labour Party since 2023.[5]

He was the minister of education, police, the Public Service, and leader of the House in the Jacinda Ardern government. He has been the member of Parliament (MP) for Remutaka since the 2008.

On 21 January 2023, Hipkins became the only candidate to replace Ardern as leader of the Labour Party. He became party leader on 22 January 2023.[6] He became prime minister three days later.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hon Chris Hipkins". New Zealand Government. Archived from the original on 22 November 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  2. Young, Audrey (1 September 2018). "Education Minister Chris Hipkins plans to take parental leave from Beehive for baby No. 2". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 23 November 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  3. "Chris Hipkins: From Head Boy to Prime Minister". Radio New Zealand. 21 January 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  4. McClure, Tess (24 September 2021). "'People are tired': Chris Hipkins, the New Zealand minister battling to eliminate Covid". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2 October 2022. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  5. "Hipkins Named to Succeed Ardern as New Zealand Prime Minister". Bloomberg.com. 20 January 2023. Archived from the original on 21 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  6. Craymer, Lucy (21 January 2023). "New Zealand Labour Party: Chris Hipkins sole candidate to replace Jacinda Ardern as leader". Reuters. Archived from the original on 21 January 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2023 – via Reuters.