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Web (Full Length) – 2020

People become very odd when they have this job.
– Chlöe Swarbrick reflects on the long term implications of being a politician
The number one question she used to ask was 'Dad, what's the purpose of life?'
– Paul Swarbrick on his daughter's inquisitive mind
Six months ago when we were looking down the barrel of two mainstream polls which put us at third place and commentators taking the mickey out of the fact that this Green MP who was in third place was proposing to take it out and represent her local community. All I can say is I'm incredibly stoked.
– Auckland Central MP Chloe Swarbrick on her historic win, The NZ Herald, 6 November 2020
I remember very vividly googling 'how to become Auckland's Mayor'...
– Chlöe Swarbrick on her first foray into the political sphere
When I first came in to Parliament I was trying to retain my sense of self. I remember thinking 'do I have to start talking like a politician? What does it mean to talk like a politician?'
– Chlöe Swarbrick on her first days as an MP
Behind the novelty of her youth and her brief period as an 'OK Boomer' meme star, she has pushed extremely hard behind the scenes for wins on drug law reform and mental health, all while building up a huge fan base on social media. The only politician with a larger Instagram following is Jacinda Ardern — a key asset in an electorate with more voters in their 20s than any other.
– Stuff political reporter Henry Cooke on Chlöe Swarbrick's success at the 2020 election, 19 October 2020