Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has revealed the list of Labour MPs who will make up her Cabinet in a press conference this afternoon in Wellington.
The 16 Labour MPs who will make up the majority of the cabinet ministers of the new government are in alphabetical order:
Labour has also announced a further five ministers who will sit outside Cabinet:
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New Zealand First will hold four Ministerial positions, while the Greens will have three outside Cabinet.
Ms Ardern said the Labour Cabinet Ministerial positions were decided through election by the Labour team at 2pm this afternoon in accordance with the party’s written rules.
The Ministerial positions outside of Cabinet were decided by Ms Ardern.
Ms Ardern touched on the difficulty of her decision.
"I was absolutely spoilt for choice when I came to this decision of who would make up our team, we have an enormous depth of talent, of expertise, of experience both inside this house and outside of it," she said.
Ms Ardern said she would take the weekend to allocate portfolios to the list of ministers.
This she said would involve discussion with New Zealand First.
Ms Ardern said the Greens have already signed off on what their ministerial positions will be outside of cabinet, but she will wait to announce what those are at the same time as all the portfolios are released next week.