How well do we really know our politicians and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?
Newshub Nation's series 'Backstory' goes behind the scenes, into the lives and homes of our political leaders.
She's a self-described hippie who was raised on Great Barrier Island and later went on to act in a drama club with Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
These days, Ginny Andersen lives for drama of a different kind: as a Labour MP based in the Hutt Valley.
We visited her there to hear her Backstory.
Watch the video.