Judith Collins discusses Auckland mayoralty run

"So far I've always said no," she says.
"So far I've always said no," she says. Photo credit: Getty

Speculation is brewing National MP Judith Collins may run in next year's race to be Auckland Mayor.

Ms Collins failed in her quest to be National's leader on Tuesday, leading to rumours she would drop out of Parliament.

But Ms Collins says she's not interested.

"I have had lots of people ask me that over the years and so far I've always said no," Ms Collins told RadioLIVE.

Before Bill English stood down as leader of the National Party, Ms Collins said she hadn't seen any evidence he would bow out - and she wasn't thinking about putting her hand up for the job.

"It's not something I'm contemplating at all, actually, I'm just right behind the team," she told The AM Show early in February.

Ms Collins then stood for the role, losing to Simon Bridges.

She now says she's focused on holding the Government to account.

"I am very very committed to helping get rid of this completely useless Labour-Greens-NZ First Government," she says.


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