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Andrew Little and his new deputy leader Jacinda Ardern desperately tried to shut down a reporter's curly questions at a press conference this morning.

The new deputy leader says she respects Andrew Little's role at the top and wants to see him elected as Prime Minister. Source: 1 NEWS

The new deputy leader says she respects Andrew Little's role at the top and wants to see him elected as Prime Minister. Source: 1 NEWS

The deputy Labour leader has left a clear path for rising star Jacinda Ardern. Source: 1 NEWS

Mr Little was adamant that there "is only one leader of the party, it's me". Then came the question.