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Angela Eagle
(February 17, 1961 - living) U.K.

Angela Eagle

Member of Parliament for the Labour Party

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Angela Eagle went to school at Formby High School, and then to St John's College, Oxford University. In 1984 she worked for the trade union CoHSE (later to become part of UNISON) as a researcher, and then as a Press Officer in 1986, and then in the Parliamentary Liaison Office in 1987. She was made chair of the National Conference of Labour Women in 1991.

She first became a Member of Parliament when she was elected to the constituency of Wallasey in 1992. She was re-elected to Wallasey in 1997. She became a junior minister (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State ) at the Department of the Environment and Transport after the Labour victory on 1st. May, 1997. Her twin sister Maria also became a Labour Party MP.

Eagle came out publicly as a lesbian on 3rd. September, 1997. At the general election on 7th. June, 2001 she held on to her seat. She was moved from Social Security to become a junior Home Office minister with the rank of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. She was removed from her post in the re-shuffle on 29th. May 2002.

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Source: The Knitting Circle, U.K. - http://www.sbu.ac.uk/stafflag/people.html

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