|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Taranaki-King Country
|Preceded by||Jim Bolger|
26 January 1960 |
Before entering politics, Ardern was a dairy farmer, and many of his political activities have been on behalf of the farming community.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|2011 – present||50th||Taranaki-King Country||27||National|
He gained nationwide recognition in late 2003 when, having driven a tractor up the front steps of Parliament as part of a protest against a proposed agricultural emissions research levy, nicknamed the "flatulence" or "fart tax", he was investigated by the police for dangerous conduct.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Taranaki-King Country