Jeremy Corbyn supporters hijacked Angela Eagle's Labour leadership bid Facebook post


ICYMI, Angela Eagle launched her bid to topple Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. The former shadow business secretary said she could make Labour electable again after the "howl of pain" expressed in the Brexit vote by people who felt they had been ignored for too long.

After announcing her bid, Eagle shared a link on Facebook allowing people to show their support for her campaign. Yet within minutes of uploading the post, the Labour MP was inundated with Corbyn supporters declaring their loyalty to him.

Want to show your support for Angela's campaign

Eagle's post, which attracted more than 11,000 comments by Monday evening, was decorated with an array of pro-Corbyn hashtags including #TeamCorbyn, #IStandWithCorbyn and #Corbyn4PM.

It wasn't the only embarrassing incident Eagle was forced to endure - earlier in the day she was left red-faced after news outlets dropped the live feed of her speech to cover Andrea Leadsom's withdrawal from the Conservative Party's leadership contest instead.

Angela Eagle's Facebook post

Eagle has the backing of the 51 MPs needed for a formal challenge, but it remains unclear whether Corbyn will also have to secure the same support from his MPs in order to fight the leadership battle.