By the time Ms Eagle’s leadership campaign is really heating up, it seems she won’t have a Parliamentary seat to sit on.
Admittedly, she would be safe in the House of Commons until the next general election, so I suppose her political career depends on how mean the Conservatives are feeling.
It’s worth reminding readers that Tessa Jowell was the Labour politician who accused Wallasey CLP members of exposing Ms Eagle to intimidation and homophobic remarks, even though neither was at the CLP meeting where they were supposed to have happened.
As for Ms Eagle’s own comments about her constituency members: She may regret those words in the very near future.
As Angela Eagle launches her bid for leadership of the Labour party the Wallasey MP may also face deselection by her own local members.
The Wallasey constituency Labour Party (CLP) had urged the MP, and former Shadow Business Secretary, to support Jeremy Corbyn last month when plans for a vote of no confidence were first revealed.
But now Ms Eagle also faces a vote of no confidence, with an enlarged local party membership which has seen its numbers swelled since the prospect of a challenge against Corbyn first emerged.
Since June 24 vice chair of Wallasey CLP Paul Davies said they had seen their membership grow by 367 members to total more than 1,200.
The CLP’s executive [was] due to meet to prepare a meeting of the full membership, scheduled for July 22.
Mr Davies … added that some party members had been angered by accusations of intimidation and homophobic remarks made against others in the CLP, which they strongly deny.
Addressing the issue of disquiet in her local party at her leadership launch, Ms Eagle said: “There are some people who are making a noise, but they are a tiny minority of people who were thrown out in the 1990s, who have come back. I can cope with that.”
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