Mt Roskill Electorate candidate
Andrew Leitch, a 31 year old commercial pilot, is contesting the Mt Roskill by-election for the Democrats for Social Credit Party.
Andrew has been involved for 12 years in the aviation industry in New Zealand, and has also flown whale watching and outback tour charters in Western Australia.
He was previously a newsreader and promotions organiser for an Auckland radio station.
Andrew comes from a family with a long history of Social Credit candidates. His grandfather stood in the Onehunga electorate in 1960 and 63, and both his father and uncle have stood as candidates in Auckland electorates. Andrew was the Party's candidate in the neighbouring electorate of New Lynn last election.