Election 2020: Jacinda Ardern says she will resign from leadership if Labour loses

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Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she will not see out another full term in politics if Labour loses the 2020 election. Two days before polling booths close, both Ardern and National leader Judith Collins fronted the final TVNZ leaders debate on Thursday night. The state broadcaster’s political editor, Jessica Mutch McKay, asked both leaders about child poverty, housing, and the Covid-19 response. Near the end of the debate, Ardern was asked if she would remain the Labour leader if the party lost the election. Phil Walter/Getty ImagesLabour leader and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she would reign if Labour lost the election. READ MORE:* Election 2020: The dates, times and details for all the leaders’ debates* Tick. Tick Podcast: What to expect in Jacinda Ardern v Judith Collins debates* Jacinda Ardern v Judith Collins TV showdown looms “No,” Ardern said. Speaking to reporters after the event, Ardern said she would step away from politics entirely if Labour lost the election. “My message would that be if people don’t want to see me resign, then vote for Labour.” Ardern said a consequence of not winning would be the need to move on, and that would be her choice. She said she …

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