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Ginny Andersen will be the new Police Minister, announced Prime Minister Chris Hipkins today, stating her key priorities will be continuing work to address retail crime and youth offending.

It comes after Stuart Nash resigned from the portfolio last week after inadvertently admitting to speaking to the Police Commissioner about appealing a case and then downplaying the seriousness of his actions.

Andersen, Labour MP for Hutt South, was only recently promoted into Cabinet by Hipkins.

Hipkins said Andersen was familiar with the portfolio, having spent 10 years working for police, and as current chair of the Justice Committee.

Andersen is the third-lowest ranking member of Cabinet. Hipkins said that did not reflect the importance Labour gave to tackling crime.

Hipkins said he had conversations with ministers over the weekend and thought carefully before making his decision.

Ginny Andersen is the new Minister for Police. Photo / Mark Mitchell

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