Angela Eagle

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Angela Eagle

Angela Eagle has been the Labour Party MP for Wallasey since 1992. She was appointed shadow leader of the House of Commons in 2011.[1] She is the sister of fellow Labour MP Maria Eagle.[2]

She retained her seat once again in the 2015 general election with a majority of 16, 348. [3]

In May 2015 Eagle announced that she will be standing in the contest for deputy leader of the Labour Party. [4] This role eventually went to Tom Watson.

Eagle was appointed to the shadow frontbench in September 2015 by new leader Jeremy Corbyn in the post of shadow business secretary and will also become shadow first secretary of state, deputising for Corbyn in the Commons.




  1. Ms Angela Eagle,, accessed 24 August 2013.
  2. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.
  3. Wallasey Parliamentary constituency BBC News, accessed 21 May 2015
  4. Angela Eagle joins Labour deputy race BBC News, 18 May 2015, accessed 21 May 2015
  5. Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 20 April 2016
  6. National Secular Society Our Honorary Associates. Accessed 20 September 2015.