Dame Angela Eagle DBE (born 17 February 1961) is a British Labour Party politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wallasey since 1992. Eagle served as the Minister of State for Pensions and Ageing Society from June 2009 until May 2010. Eagle was elected to the Shadow Cabinet in October 2010 and was appointed by Ed Miliband to be Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. She resigned from the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn in 2016 and briefly attempted to challenge him for the Labour leadership. Eagle remains a backbencher.
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- This year, the Tory party has given us five Education Secretaries, four Chancellors, three Prime Ministers, two leadership coups—[Interruption.] And, Mr Speaker, the partridge has had to sell the pear tree to pay the gas bill. [Laughter.] Is it not the case that, after a year of Tory chaos, incompetence and self-indulgence, the best Christmas present the Prime Minister could give to the British people is a general election?
- "West Midlands Economy" Hansard Volume 724 (14 December 2022) quoted in "Starmer 'weak' for failing to condemn strikes, says Sunak" The Telegraph (14 December 2022)
- Comment to the prime minister Rishi Sunak.