Carmel Sepuloni

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Carmel Jean Sepuloni (born 1977 ) is a New Zealand politician and a member of parliament for the Labour Party.wikipedia
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2008 New Zealand general election

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She was first elected to Parliament following the 2008 general election as a list member, becoming New Zealand's first MP of Tongan descent. Sepuloni came to parliament in the 2008 general election as a list MP for Labour.

Kelston (New Zealand electorate)

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She returned to Parliament in 2014 as the member for Kelston.
It was first formed for the and was won by Labour's Carmel Sepuloni.

2014 New Zealand general election

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She returned to Parliament in 2014 as the member for Kelston.
In the two new electorates, Labour's Carmel Sepuloni won Kelston, while National's Paula Bennett won Upper Harbour.

Waitakere (New Zealand electorate)

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In the 2011 general election, Sepuloni won the seat of Waitakere on the official count with an eleven-vote majority over incumbent National MP Paula Bennett, who subsequently requested a judicial recount, which resulted in Sepuloni losing her seat in Parliament.
Carmel Sepuloni was selected by the Labour Party to challenge Paula Bennett for her seat in 2011.

Daren Kamali

She married writer and musician Daren Kamali in November 2018.
Kamali is married to Carmel Sepuloni, a Labour Party MP for Kelston.

Minister for Social Development (New Zealand)

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The present Minister is Carmel Sepuloni.

2011 New Zealand general election

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On 19 March 2010, Sepuloni was selected as the Labour candidate for the Waitakere electorate in the 2011 general election, facing incumbent National MP and Cabinet minister Paula Bennett.
On election night, Waitakere was won by incumbent National MP Paula Bennett with a 349-vote majority over Labour's Carmel Sepuloni.

Sixth Labour Government of New Zealand

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Sepuloni was elected as a Cabinet Minister by the Labour Party caucus following Labour's formation of a coalition government with New Zealand First and the Greens.
In mid August 2019, the Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced that the Government would be launching a NZ$54 million program to tackle homelessness in New Zealand.

2017 New Zealand general election

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During the 2017 general election, Carmel Sepuloni stood again in her Kelston seat, returning to Parliament with a majority of 16,789 votes.
On 20 October 2017, the names of Labour's 16 Cabinet ministers were announced as Jacinda Ardern, David Clark, Clare Curran, Kelvin Davis, Chris Hipkins, Iain Lees-Galloway, Andrew Little, Nanaia Mahuta, Stuart Nash, Damien O'Connor, David Parker, Grant Robertson, Jenny Salesa, Carmel Sepuloni, Phil Twyford, and Megan Woods.

Ministry of Social Development (New Zealand)

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Sepuloni was subsequently appointed as Minister of Social Development and Disability Issues as well as Associate Minister of Pacific Peoples and Arts, Culture, and Heritage.

Politics of New Zealand

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Carmel Jean Sepuloni (born 1977 ) is a New Zealand politician and a member of parliament for the Labour Party.

New Zealand Labour Party

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Carmel Jean Sepuloni (born 1977 ) is a New Zealand politician and a member of parliament for the Labour Party.

New Zealand Parliament

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She was first elected to Parliament following the 2008 general election as a list member, becoming New Zealand's first MP of Tongan descent.

Demographics of Tonga

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She was first elected to Parliament following the 2008 general election as a list member, becoming New Zealand's first MP of Tongan descent.

Paula Bennett

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In the 2011 general election, Sepuloni won the seat of Waitakere on the official count with an eleven-vote majority over incumbent National MP Paula Bennett, who subsequently requested a judicial recount, which resulted in Sepuloni losing her seat in Parliament. On 19 March 2010, Sepuloni was selected as the Labour candidate for the Waitakere electorate in the 2011 general election, facing incumbent National MP and Cabinet minister Paula Bennett.

Auckland College of Education

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She moved to Auckland in 1996 to attend the Auckland College of Education and University of Auckland where she attained a Diploma Teaching (Primary), and a Bachelor of Education respectively.

University of Auckland

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She moved to Auckland in 1996 to attend the Auckland College of Education and University of Auckland where she attained a Diploma Teaching (Primary), and a Bachelor of Education respectively.

Samoans

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Her father was a Samoan-Tongan migrant freezing worker and 'staunch unionist' and her mother was a Pākehā from a conservative farming family.

Meat packing industry

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Her father was a Samoan-Tongan migrant freezing worker and 'staunch unionist' and her mother was a Pākehā from a conservative farming family.

Trade union

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Her father was a Samoan-Tongan migrant freezing worker and 'staunch unionist' and her mother was a Pākehā from a conservative farming family.

Pākehā

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Her father was a Samoan-Tongan migrant freezing worker and 'staunch unionist' and her mother was a Pākehā from a conservative farming family.

Party-list proportional representation

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Sepuloni came to parliament in the 2008 general election as a list MP for Labour.

The New Zealand Herald

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The promotion of Sepuloni and others was cited by The New Zealand Herald as an effort by the Labour Party to 'inject new faces' and increase the party's ethnic diversity.

Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (New Zealand)

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After the election she became Labour's spokesperson for civil defence, and associate spokesperson for tertiary education and social development.