Andrew Little (New Zealand politician)
Andrew Little is the former national secretary of New Zealand’s largest trade union, the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) and former president of the New Zealand Labour Party, now a list MP.
Little was educated at New Plymouth Boys' High School and studied law, philosophy and public policy at Victoria University of Wellington in the 1980s, where he became active in the campaign against New Zealand's student loan scheme. He was elected president of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association and later served as NZUSA president in 1988 and 1989. After graduating he took a job as a lawyer with the Engineers’ Union (a forerunner of the EPMU). In 1997 he was appointed the union’s general counsel (chief lawyer). Two years later, he was appointed assistant national secretary, and was elected national secretary when Rex Jones stood down from the position in 2000.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|2011 – present||50th||List||15||Labour|
On the 2 March 2009, it was announced that Andrew was the new New Zealand Labour Party President. He stood for Parliament in the 2011 general election in the New Plymouth electorate; despite a heavy loss in the constituency to the National Party incumbent Jonathan Young, he won a seat on the Labour Party list (at position 15). In 2012 Trans Tasman in the annual review of politicians performance gave him a solid 5/10 and commented: "Landed some hits on ACC. Many get the feeling he could have done more as ACC puts the squeeze on claimants, perhaps was a bit distracted over his and Trevor Mallard’s legal battle with Judith Collins. Sometimes looks like he regrets the decision to come to Parliament." 
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- "Andrew Little new Labour Party president". Stuff.co.nz. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.[dead link]
- Donnell, Hayden (28 November 2011). "Colourful crop of new MPs heading for Parliament". New Zealand Herald.
- "Andrew Little". Labour Party. 7 December 2011.
|Party political offices|
|President of the Labour Party