Maria Eagle

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(Lawyer, Politician)
Twin Labour MPs Maria Eagle (left) and Angela Eagle
Born17 February 1961
Bridlington, England
Alma materPembroke College (Oxford), University of Law

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Defence Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
14 September 2015 - 5 January 2016
Succeeded byEmily Thornberry

Employment.png Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
8 October 2010 - 7 October 2013
Preceded bySadiq Khan

Employment.png Shadow Solicitor General

In office
11 May 2010 - 8 October 2010

Employment.png Minister for Children Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
17 June 2005 - 8 May 2006

Employment.png Under Secretary of State for Disabled People

In office
11 June 2001 - 17 June 2005
Preceded byMargaret Hodge

Maria Eagle (born 17 February 1961) is a British Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Garston and Halewood who held several ministerial appointments in Tony Blair's government and shadow cabinet positions under both Ed Miliband and Jeremy Corbyn.[1]

On 14 September 2015, Maria Eagle was confirmed as the Shadow Defence Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn's first Shadow Cabinet.[2] In November 2015, her support for renewing the Trident nuclear programme brought her into conflict with both Ken Livingstone, her co-chair of Labour's defence review, and with Jeremy Corbyn.[3][4]

Maria Eagle was moved to the position of Shadow Culture Secretary in January 2016 and resigned from the Shadow Cabinet on 27 June 2016,[5] as did her twin sister Angela Eagle.[6]


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