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Angela Eagle Was Target Of Homophobic Abuse And Brick Attack, Labour NEC Report Finds

Angela Eagle was the target of a brick attack and homophobic abuse after her leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn, a leaked Labour Party report has found.

The report to the party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) concludes that it is “highly likely” that the former Shadow Business Secretary and her office were subjected to intimidation.

Some Corbyn supporters have long claimed the allegations are ‘smears’ against them, but the report – based on evidence from 100 witnesses – dismisses such arguments.

HuffPost UK has also learned that leftwingers on the NEC – and by Jeremy Corbyn himself – tried to lift the suspension of her local Wallasey constituency Labour Party.

Momentum-backed members of the NEC, Darren Williams and Rhea Wolfson, are understood to have argued for an end to the suspension imposed this summer.

But their plea was turned down at the meeting of the NEC’s disputes sub-committee on Tuesday as other members of the ruling body pointed to the scale of the allegations of intimidation within the local party.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/10/19/angela-eagle-brick-attack-homophobic-abuse-labours-nec_n_12555498.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics