|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Labour party list
23 September 2017
|Born||1973 (age 46–47)|
|Political party||Labour (2013–present)|
|Relatives||Norman Kirk (great-uncle)|
Jo-Anne Marie Luxton (born 1973)is a New Zealand politician and a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.
Luxton owns and operates the Hinds Early Learning Centre, the first such business in New Zealand to be an accredited Living Wage Employer.She is the great-niece of former Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk. She is of Māori descent.
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