Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party

The leader of the Labour Party is the highest-ranked political position within the New Zealand Labour Party, who serves as the parliamentary leader and leading spokesperson of the party. The current leader is Chris Hipkins, after Jacinda Ardern resigned.

Leader of the Labour Party
Chris Hipkins
since 22 January 2023
Term lengthNo fixed term1
Inaugural holderAlfred Hindmarsh
Formation7 July 1916
DeputyDeputy Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party
WebsiteLabour Party profile
1. The leader must be endorsed by the party caucus following a general election, usually every three years, but this does not automatically trigger a new leadership election.

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