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Collins first of leadership challengers

Judith Collins has launched her National Party leadership campaign with a swing at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying she talks about herself ''and her feelings'' too much. Ms Collins was the first to step up in the morning, followed a few hours later by Mr Bridges, who said he had ''strong support'' in the caucus. Ms Collins said Ms Ardern was ''a formidable opponent ... and people have underestimated her at their peril''. ''She has asked them to make her and to keep her as Prime Minister of New Zealand. Ms Collins also put in a pitch to her caucus colleagues, saying this was the first chance in more than a decade to have a ''real'' say on the leadership.

Source: Otago Daily Times February 14, 2018 16:18 UTC