Labor MPs stand behind Julia Gillard

Labor MPs stand behind Julia Gillard

Trade Minister Craig Emerson has thrown his support behind Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and says reports that Bill Shorten is planning a leadership challenge are completely incorrect.

But Dr Emerson has admitted journalists are not making the information up, and they are being briefed by someone who has a different opinion over who the Labor leader should be.

It comes after two recent polls have revealed a number of senior Labor ministers are at risk of losing their seat at the election, but Dr Emerson and Mr Shorten both say the Prime Minister has their full support.

Former PM Kevid Rudd is also denying he is planning yet another leadership challenge, in the lead up to the election.

Ms Gillard has spoken from a school in Queensland this morning, saying she is completely confident of leading Labor through to the September 14 poll.

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