Ludlam denies leadership ambitions

Greens senator Scott Ludlam. (AAP)

Scott Ludlam has regained his seat in the Senate, but says he's not out for his boss Greens leader Christine Milne's job.

Australians Greens senator Scott Ludlam has played down leadership ambitions after recouping his place in parliament in Western Australia's Senate election re-run.

Senator Ludlam attributed his success to people power and the best grassroots campaign the party had run.

The campaign included a late-night speech to parliament, with his scathing attack on Prime Minister Tony Abbott viewed almost a million times on social media.

Senator Ludlam predicted a six per cent swing back to the Greens, after "serious political headwinds" at the September general election signalled a change of fortunes for the minor party.

However, he downplayed suggestions that change might include him becoming party leader.

"That's very flattering, but Christine Milne is doing a great job and has been wonderful to work with," he told ABC radio on Monday.

"I don't think there's going to be any changes."

Source: AAP

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