Despite swirling speculation that there would be a leadership spill for Northern Territory Labor, its leader Delia Lawrie denies she has been challenged.
On Wednesday afternoon, her chief of staff David Money sent out an email saying he was moving to the office of Michael Gunner, sparking reports that Mr Gunner was eyeing the top job.
Labor MPs were called to parliament for a strategy meeting later on Wednesday, but Ms Lawrie denied there was a spill.
"I confirm that there has been no leadership spill and I have the full support of my Labor team," she said in a statement.
The meeting was a planning day "to discuss the achievement of a pro-Labor swing in Solomon and winning Lingiari in the recent federal election", she said.
She was recruiting a new chief of staff as Labor focuses "on the failures of the CLP Territory government and Labor's positive plan for the future of the Northern Territory".
"False rumours such as those reported would be music to the ears of the CLP who want a distraction from power price hikes, teacher cuts from our schools and a failure to deliver for the bush," Ms Lawrie said.
Mr Money did not return calls for comment.