Speaking at an Auckland Writers' Festival event this morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looked back at her campaign for the 2017 election and revealed a couple of interesting things.

First she explained why she turned down the leadership role for a whole four days.

Then she recalled the campaign debates against other party leaders and admitted she "angsted" a lot about what to wear.


She wore her hair up for the first debate , with former National Party leader Bill English, and afterwards received so much "feedback" that she didn't dare repeat the hairdo for the following debates.