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Hon Andrew Little

List MP

Minister of Health, and Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Minister Responsible for the GCSB, NZSIS, and Pike River Re-entry

Lead Coordinating Minister for the Government's Response to the Royal Commission's Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques

Hon Andrew Little

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New Plymouth office

06 757 5662
[email protected]

78 Gill St, New Plymouth 4310

Parliamentary office

04 817 8707
[email protected]

Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160

Hon Andrew Little

Meet Andrew

Hon Andrew Little is currently the Minister of Health, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, NZSIS, and for Pike River Re-entry and Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission’s Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques.

Andrew has devoted his whole life to advocating for New Zealanders. Growing up in New Plymouth, Andrew organised a cake-stall fundraiser for hungry and homeless African children. After university, where he studied law and philosophy, Andrew headed the Victoria University Students’ Association and New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations where he marched for better access to affordable education.

After graduation Andrew became a lawyer with the engineers’ union, ensuring employers lived up to their employment obligations to treat their staff with dignity and respect. In 2000, he was appointed EPMU national secretary and led New Zealand’s largest private sector union for a decade.

Andrew entered Parliament in 2011 with a mission to leave behind a better country – a New Zealand where everyone has the opportunities he and his wife, Leigh, wish for their teenage son, Cam.

As Leader of the Opposition (2014 – 2017) Andrew stood alongside unions and workers to successfully end zero-hours contracts. Andrew nominated Jacinda Ardern to succeed him as Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.

Andrew lives in Island Bay, Wellington, with his family including Harry the dog.

 

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