Salesa in 2017
|7th Minister for Building and Construction|
26 October 2017
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Preceded by||Nick Smith|
|Minister for Ethnic Communities|
26 October 2017
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Preceded by||Judith Collins|
|65th Minister of Customs|
27 June 2019
|Prime Minister||Jacinda Ardern|
|Preceded by||Kris Faafoi|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Manukau East
20 September 2014
|Preceded by||Ross Robertson|
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
Jennifer Teresia Salesa (née Latu) is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand Labour Party.
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|New Zealand Parliament|
|2014 –2017||51st||Manukau East||31||Labour|
|2017 –present||52nd||Manukau East||19||Labour|
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| Minister for Building and Construction |
| Minister for Ethnic Communities|
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