Jo Luxton

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Jo Luxton
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Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Labour party list
Assumed office
23 September 2017
Personal details
Born 1973
Political party Labour (2013–present)
Spouse(s) Matt
Children 3
Relatives Norman Kirk (great-uncle)

Jo-Anne Marie Luxton (born 1973) [1]is a New Zealand politician and a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives for the Labour Party.

Personal life[edit]

Luxton owns and operates the Hinds Early Learning Centre, the first such business in New Zealand to be an accredited Living Wage Employer.[2] She is the great-niece of former Labour Prime Minister Norman Kirk.[3] She is Maori descent.[4]

Political career[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate List Party
2017–present 52nd List 29 Labour

Luxton stood for Labour in the Rangitata electorate in the 2017 election and was placed 29 on Labour's party list.[5] Luxton did not win the electorate, but entered parliament via the Party list.[6]


  1. ^ "Coffee with the candidate: Labour Rangitata candidate Jo Luxton". Stuff.
  2. ^ Hudson, Daisy (6 July 2016). "Jo Luxton confirmed as Labour's Rangitata candidate". The Timaru Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ Hudson, Daisy (29 August 2017). "Coffee with the candidate: Labour Rangitata candidate Jo Luxton". The Timaru Herald. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Labour's Jo Luxton 'between two worlds'". Stuff.
  5. ^ "Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election". Scoop. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Successful Candidates". Electoral Commission. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.