The office of Angela Eagle, the Labour MP for Wallasey, has been vandalised, a day after she announced that she would be standing for the leadership of the Labour Party.
Angela Eagle said in a statement:
“The safety of my staff and constituents is paramount. Following the attack on my Wallasey office I have now called the police”.
The attack took place on the night of 11 July 2016 and the police issued a statement saying:
“It is believed that between 5pm last night and 9am today, damage was caused to the front ground floor window of an office”.
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, issued a statement saying:
“It is extremely concerning that Angela Eagle has been the victim of a threatening act and that other MPs are receiving abuse and threats. As someone who has also received death threats this week and previously, I am calling on all Labour Party members and supporters to act with calm and treat each other with respect and dignity, even where there is disagreement. I utterly condemn any violence or threats, which undermine the democracy within our party and have no place in our politics”.