Angela Eagle is the first ever Labour Member of Parliament for Wallasey on Merseyside, defeating Conservative Minister Lynda Chalker in 1992. She served as a Minister in both of the Blair and Brown Labour Administrations and currently serves under the Leader of the Opposition, having finished fourth in the Shadow Cabinet ballot of Labour MPs, and is the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.
Following the 2010 general election the Tory-led Coalition took the keys to Number 10 and the Labour Party was in opposition; Angela came joint fourth in the Labour Party’s shadow cabinet election and was appointed to the role of Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury by the new party leader Ed Miliband. In a reshuffle in October 2011 Angela was moved to the position of Shadow Leader of the House. In 2013, Angela became Chair of the Labour Party.
In 2015 Angela doubled her Parliamentary majority to 16,348, taking over 60% of votes cast. After the General Election she announced her candidacy to be Labour's Deputy Leader receiving endorsements from: Unite, CWU, UCATT, TSSA, and her old union Unison. Up until June 2016, Angela also held the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.