It appears that Jacinda Ardern is a little sensitive about her one page CV and lack of real world experience.
She has gone all snippy and declared that she is just like Pauline Hansen from Australia and has worked in a fish and chip shop.
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern has rejected a “beltway babies” jibe, saying she’s “worked longer in a fish and chip shop than as a parliamentary staffer”.
Ardern has thrown her support behind Grant Robertson’s party leadership bid, with Robertson saying he wanted her as deputy leader should he win.
The deputy is decided by the caucus, but the MP recommended by the leader is often chosen.
The other leadership contenders – David Parker, Andrew Little and Nanaia Mahuta – have ruled out picking a deputy before the leadership vote in mid-November.
At an event in Auckland yesterday, Wellington Central MP Robertson announced Ardern was his pick for deputy should he become leader.
“She connects with a broad range of New Zealanders, lives and breathes our values, and has driven bold and new policy for children,” he said.
“I would be proud to serve with her.” Â Read more »