Bridges and Ardern

Stuff has an article looking at the backgrounds of Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges and where they are similar and not. I thought I’d do a table for easy comparison.

  Ardern Bridges
Entered Parliament 2008 2008
Born Morrinsville Te Atatu, West Auckland
Now living Mt Albert, Auckland Tauranga
Main job before politics Political staffer Crown prosecutor
Age 37 41
Degree/s B Comm Studies (Politics, PR) from Waikato Uni BA (Pols, history), LLB from Auckland Uni. Bachelor of Civil Law from Oxford
Previous portfolios Social Development, Justice, Children, Small Business, Arts, Corrections, Employment, Police, Youth Affairs Transport, Climate Change, Economic Development, Labour, Energy, Consumer Affairs, Leader of the House. Communications, Associate Finance,
Electoral Record Lost Waikato 2008, Lost Auckland Central 2011 and 2014. Won Mt Albert 2016 and 2017 Won Tauranga 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017


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