Has Judith Collins ruled out aspiration for National leader?

The AM Show 09/03/2018

Despite Simon Bridges taking up as National leader, Judith Collins isn't ruling out another shot for the top title.

Ms Collins lost the recent five-way battle to Mr Bridges, after Bill English resigned from Parliament and his role as leader of the Opposition.

The AM Show host Duncan Garner asked the National MP whether she has completely ruled out her aspirations for National leader.

"Oh, you know me," she replied with a laugh.

"For now," added Labour MP Phil Twyford, suggesting she might give it a go should Mr Bridges fail to win over the public.

During the short campaign Ms Collins infamously tweeted she prefers to stab "from the front", after a caller to her Papakura electorate office told her to "stop backstabbing Jacinda".

After Mr English resigned, Ms Collins told RadioLIVE that she knows how to fight the Government.

“I love a good fight,” she said.  

Watch the full interview with Judith Collins and Phil Twyford above. 

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